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Financial Crises: How They Changed History

All lectures begin at 6:30 pm (refreshments will be served from 6:00 to 6:30 pm) and will be
held at the German Historical Institute, 1607 New Hampshire Avenue NW (Directions).

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  • The Effects of Overexpansion: The Panic of 1873 and the World Economy
    Richard E. Sylla (New York University)
    March 26, 2009

  • The Great Depression: Can It Recur?
    Harold James (Princeton University)
    April 23, 2009

  • The Great American Real Estate Bubble of the 1920’s
    Eugene N. White (Rutgers University)
    April 30, 2009

  • Death or Rebirth? The End of the Bretton Woods System, 1968 – 1973
    James J. Boughton (International Monetary Fund)
    May 21, 2009

  • The Current Global Financial Crisis: Origins, Consequences, and Remedies
    Adam S. Posen (Peterson Institute for International Economics)
    In cooperation with the Bertelsmann Foundation
    June 04, 2009 - Jump to photos of the event -


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Annette Heuser from the Bertelsmann Foundation introduces Adam Posen's lecture on the origins and consequences of the current financial crisis. The final lecture of the series was jointly sponsored by the GHI and the Bertelsmann Foundation.



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Adam Posen from the Peterson Institute of International Economics gave the final lecture in the GHI's 2009 spring lecture series.


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Adam Posen discusses his lecture at the reception following the evening's program.