Duisenberg School of Finance: Public Debate
Why the crisis is not over
Keynote: Prof. Steve Keen, University of Western Sydney
Discussant: Prof. Lex Hoogduin, University of Amsterdam
Date: 13 December 2013, 3.30 PM - 5.15 PM
Venue: Duisenberg school of finance, Gustav Mahlerlplein 117, 1082 MS Amsterdam
Is the financial crisis over? Does the recent economic growth give us hope?What is a balance sheet recession and how can we get out of it?
Steve Keen is Professor of Economics & Finance at the University of Western Sydney, an eminent, and easy talking, critic of the dominant neo-classical economic school. He authored the popular book ‘Debunking Economics’ (2001, 2012). Keen not only criticizes neo-classical economics for making unrealistic assumptions in their modelling, but has built alternative models himself that do include the financial sector, showing their importance in driving economic growth and decline. Through this he was able to predict the coming credit crisis already in 2005.
This, and his pioneering work on modeling debt-deflation, resulted in him winning the Revere Award from the Real World Economics Review for being the economist whose work is most likely to prevent a future financial crisis. Watch Steve Keen on BBC HARDTalk.
3.15 PM Registration
3.30 PM Opening and introduction
3.40 PM Keynote speech by Prof. Steve Keen
4.20 PM Comments by Prof. Lex Hoogduin
4.35 PM Q & A
5.15 PM Network reception