2015 Cadario Lecture: Does The Global Financial System Work For Us?
April 2, 2015
The School of Public Policy & Governance is pleased to present The 2015 Cadario Visiting Lecture featuring Atif R. Mian.
There has been an incredible rise in the size and scope of the global financial system over the last few decades. Has the growth in finance been good for the economy? Has it made us more productive? Does finance help protect the middle class against economic shocks? If not, what can be done to make finance more useful? Professor Atif R. Mian, co-author of House of Debt, will address these questions in his keynote lecture, followed by a conversation with CBC’s Amanda Lang.
This event is possible because of the generous support of Paul Cadario, SPPG Advisory Board member and Distinguished Senior Fellow at UofT’s Munk School of Global Affairs and Centre for Global Engineering.
Atif R. Mian is Theodore A. Wells ’29 Professor of Economics and Public Affairs at Princeton University, and Director of the Julis-Rabinowitz Center for Public Policy and Finance at the Woodrow Wilson School. He holds a bachelors degree in Mathematics with Computer Science and Ph.D. in Economics from MIT.
Prior to joining Princeton in 2012 he taught at the University of California, Berkeley and the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. Professor Mian’s work studies the connections between finance and the macro economy. His latest book, House of Debt, with Amir Sufi builds upon powerful new data to describe how debt precipitated the Great Recession. The book explains why debt continues to threaten the global economy, and what needs to be done to fix the financial system. House of Debt is critically acclaimed by The New York Times, Financial Times, The Wall Street Journal,The Economist, and The Atlantic among others. According to Lawrence Summers, writing in the Financial Times, ‘it could be the most important book to come out of the 2008 financial crisis.’
Professor Mian’s research has appeared in top academic journals, including the American Economic Review, Econometrica, Quarterly Journal of Economics, Journal of Finance, Review of Financial Studies and Journal of Financial Economics.
Amanda Lang is the senior business correspondent for CBC News, contributing regularly to The National. She also anchors The Exchange with Amanda Lang .
Before joining CBC, Lang hosted Business News Network’s SqueezePlay. She is a veteran business journalist who got her start at The Globe and Mail before moving to the Financial Post, first as a technology reporter and later as the paper’s New York correspondent. Lang began her television career in 1999, at the newly launched Report on Business Television (now known as Business News Network). During that time she has also worked as a reporter and anchor at CNN.
Lang is a frequent guest speaker on business and economics, and is the best selling author of The Power of Why.
April 2, 2015
5:30pm to 7:00pm
Isabel Bader theatre
93 Charles St West