Lessons from the 1930s Great Depression
Lessons from the 1930s’ Great Depression
Monday 29th November 2010
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This event launched the Oxford Review of Economic Policy, vol. 26, no. 3, “Lessons from the 1930s’ Great Depression” edited by Professor Nicholas Crafts and Professor Peter Fearon.
This issue published papers from a recent conference supported by CAGE, which brought together experts on the Great Depression to discuss policy lessons from the 1930s for today. The conference highlighted key points from these papers for the policymaking community.
OxRep Launch Programme (Chatham House)
|Introduction and Welcome:
Dave Ramsden, Managing Director Macroeconomic and Fiscal Policy Directorate & Joint Head of the GES, HM Treasury
|The Great Depression: Getting the Story Right
Nick Crafts (University of Warwick) and Peter Fearon (University of Leicester)
|Depression and Recovery in 1930s’ Britain
Roger Middleton (University of Bristol)
|Coping with Financial Crisis: USA in the 1930s
Price Fishback (University of Arizona)
|Panel Discussion: What Should Policymakers Learn from the Experience of the 1930s?
Chair: Hamish McRae (The Independent)
Panel: Sir Alan Budd (Former Chairman, Interim Office for Budget Responsibility), Price Fishback,
Roger Middleton, Nicholas Crafts and Peter Fearon.