IPE 2014 Symposium Poster

2014 Symposium

Third Annual International Politics and Economics Symposium

Crisis and Confusion: Responses to Global Economic Turbulence

Friday, September 12, 2014
Robert A. Jones ’59 House Conference Room
Economic crises are recurring features of the global economy. Incidents may be spread across decades or continents, but they share many characteristics. Often, economic crises cause social and political upheaval. In this symposium, we examine a range of economic crises, delve into their causes and consequences, and discuss optimal policies for dealing with their aftermath.


12:00-5:15 PM Three Panel Discussions

Robert A. Jones 59’ House Conference Room

12:00-12:15 PM
Welcome and Opening Remarks by Allison Stanger

Director of International Politics and Economics


12:15-1:45 PM Panel One: Is the Crisis of 2007-2008 Unusual?  An Historical Perspective by Michael Bordo

Board of Governors Professor of Economics, Rutgers University
Moderator: Leticia Arroyo Abad, Economics
Student Chair: Forest Jarvis ’15

2:00-3:30 PM Panel Two: Sovereign Crises in Latin America by Graciela Kaminsky
Professor of Economics and International Affairs, George Washington University

Moderator: Racha Moussa, Economics
Student Chair:  Josh Kruskal ’15

3:45-5:15 PM Panel Three: Do Washington and Berlin Handle Economic Meltdowns Differently? Ideas and Leadership during Times of Crisis by Matthias Matthijs

Assistant Professor of International Political Economy, John Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies
Moderator: Jeffrey Cason, Political Science
Student Chair: Sanela Smaka ’15

7:15-8:30 PM Roundtable Discussion
Robert A. Jones ’59 House Conference Room

Michael Bordo, Graciela Kaminsky, Matthias Matthijs
Chair: Allison Stanger


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  • Latin American Studies
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