With the J.P. Morgan trading loss and the Barclay’s LIBOR interest-rate fixing scandal still fresh on many minds, there is more than a whisper about the role of finance and its impact on society. In Finance and the Good Society (Princeton University Press, March 2012), Robert Shiller argues that we need more financial innovation for solving common problems and the overall betterment of society. Shiller was among the first in America to foresee the housing bubble in 2003. He persuasively makes the case about finance’s role in society, one in which it protects assets.
Robert J. Shiller is the Arthur M. Okun Professor of Economics, Department of Economics and Cowles Foundation for Research in Economics, Yale University, and Professor of Finance and Fellow at the International Center for Finance, Yale School of Management. He received his B.A. from the University of Michigan in 1967 and his Ph.D. in economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1972. He has written on financial markets, financial innovation, behavioral economics, macroeconomics, real estate, statistical methods, and on public attitudes, opinions, and moral judgments regarding markets. Dr. Shiller is ranked among the 100 most influential economists in the world and Bloomberg has named him to the
50 most influential people in global finance.
Dr. Shiller will discuss topics from his new book Finance and the Good Society and sign copies.
Thursday, October 4, 2012
Time: 6:30pm registration, 7pm– 8pm Discussion and Q&A
Location: Cooley LLP, Grace Building, 1114 Ave of the Americas, 46th Floor, enter from 42nd St.
Cost: $15/Members, $40/Non-members & Guests; Please register by 3pm on Wednesday, October 3rd
Organizer: Hemali Dassani '99, J. Rebekka Bonner '03
Sponsor: Cooley LLP
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