Lessons from the 1930s Great Depression for the Making of Economic PolicyThursday 9 Apr 2015
Convenors: Professor Nicholas Crafts FBA and Professor Peter Fearon
The conference brought together internationally distinguished economic historians to provide commentaries on the Great Depression and the subsequent recovery during the 1930s with the emphasis being on aspects which are relevant to policy making during the current economic crisis
Speakers addressed topics including:
The causes of the steep economic decline which began in 1929
The part that bank failures played in the crisis
The reasons for the persistence of mass unemployment
Why successful international co-operation was so elusive
The links between the New Deal and economic revival
The role of fiscal and monetary policy
The achievement of bank stability and an assessment of whether policy stimulus was withdrawn prematurely, thus precipitating a further economic contraction.
With the focus on the USA, the UK and on the International Economy.
For a full programme, please click here
For Conference Papers, please click here
To listen to interviews with speakers from the Conference by Romesh Vaitilingam, please follow the links below: