Much has been written on the financial crisis of 2008 – the most severe economic downturn since the Great Depression – analysing its causes and the risks for the future of the global economy. This book takes an alternative approach which focuses on the legacy of the global financial crisis, what is remembered and what lessons have been drawn from it, with perspectives from a variety of contributors including banking practitioners, central bankers, regulators, politicians, academics, and journalists
The presentation and discussion of the main issues raised by the book, including how the legacy of the Global Financial Crisis has been tested by the Covid crisis, will be moderated by a journalist with the editors and two EUI contributors, Ramon Marimon (professor of economics) and George Papakonstantinou (former Greece Finance Minister) on-site in Florence. Several external contributors, including Charles Goodhart (LSE), Pervenche Berès (former MEP), Patrick Honohan (former Governor of the Central Bank of Ireland), Thomas Huertas (former executive director, Financial Services Authority), Agnieszka Smolenska (Polish Academy of Sciences), and Laurence Bogni-Bartholmé (CRO, Lowell Group) will take part via Zoom. The debate will be open to all participants.