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'The End of Alchemy': An evening with Lord Mervyn King
Thu 30 March 2017, 19:00 – 20:30 BST
The Ri is proud to host a discussion with Lord Mervyn King, former Governor of the Bank of England, about his book, The End of Alchemy: Money, Banking and the Future of the Global Economy.
Most accounts of the recent financial crisis focus on the symptoms and not the underlying causes of what went wrong. But those events, vivid though they remain in our memories, comprised only the latest in a long series of financial crises since our present system of commerce became the cornerstone of modern capitalism. The End of Alchemy explains why, ultimately, this was and remains a crisis not of banking - even if we need to reform the banking system - nor of policy-making - even if mistakes were made - but of ideas.
Lord Mervyn King was Governor of the Bank of England from 2003 to 2013, and is currently Professor of Economics and Law at New York University and School Professor of Economics at the London School of Economics. Lord King was made a life peer in 2013, and appointed by the Queen a Knight of the Garter in 2014.
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