Global Economic Tsunamis: Contagion, Common Shocks and Coincidence?
The lecture is organised by the Brevan Howard Centre for Financial Analysis at Imperial College Business School.
Kristin Forbes will discuss why economics shocks can have global reach and the variety of factors involved.
Kristin Forbes is the Jerome and Dorothy Lemelson Professor of Management and Global Economics at MIT’s Sloan School of Management. In 2014 she also became an External Member of the Monetary Policy Committee for the Bank of England. This dual role continues her tradition of combining academics with senior policy positions. From 2003 to 2005 Forbes served as a Member of the White House’s Council of Economic Advisers (where she was the youngest person to ever hold this position). From 2001-2002 she worked in the U.S. Treasury Department as the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Quantitative Policy Analysis, Latin American and Caribbean Nations. She also was a Member of the Governor’s Council of Economic Advisers for the State of Massachusetts from 2009-2014.
The lecture will take place in LTUG, and will be followed by a drinks reception in the Lecture Theatre Upper Ground Foyer.