Robert Shiller, Arthur M. Okun Professor of Economics at Yale University: Finance and the Good Society: Lessons from the Financial Crisis

【Speaker】Robert Shiller, Arthur M. Okun Professor of Economics at Yale University
【Topic】 Finance and the Good Society: Lessons from the Financial Crisis
•Recommendations for moving forward and why finance is not to blame and why it is good for the people.
• Irrational exuberance and speculative bubbles inevitably occur because of the nature of human psychology, but they do not destroy the advantages modern finance provides.
【Time】 19:30, November 21, 2012 (Wednesday)
【Venue】Auditorium, Weilun Building, Tsinghua University
【Language】English
【Organizer】SEM, China Center for Financial Research
【Background Information】
Robert Shiller currently serves as the Arthur M. Okun Professor of Economics at Yale University. He was awarded the Deutsche Bank Prize in Financial Economics in 2009 for his pioneering research in the field of financial economics, relating to the dynamics of asset prices. In 2011, he was named as the Bloomberg 50 most influential people in global finance. He has been a research associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) since 1980, was Vice President of the American Economic Association in 2005, and President of the Eastern Economic Association for 2006-2007. He is also the co founder of the Kawei Sincere Company, Limited and investment management firm MacroMarkets LLC. Many of his books are bestsellers, including "Macro Markets: Creating Institutions for Managing Society’s Largest Economic Risks", "Irrational Exuberance", "Finance and the Good Society", etc.