The 2011-2012 Henry Grattan Lecture Series will address the theme of The Debt Crisis: Causes, Consequences, Controls. Henry Grattan lectures aim to promote informed and non-partisan debate and to offer new ideas to decision-makers and opinion-formers on long-term social, political and economic challenges.
Speaker: Prof Karel Williams, Manchester Business School
Talk Title: Elites and Crisis: the Case of the Econocrats
Date: Thursday 19 January from 6.00 to 7.30pm
Venue: Thomas Davis Theatre, Arts Building, TCD
The financial crisis from 2008-11 demonstrates that econocrats (central bankers and regulators) cannot understand or control finance and markets. In this public lecture Karel Williams, Professor of Accounting and Political Economy at Manchester Business School, will argue that the debt debacle is also a crisis of our expert elites. The lecture will be chaired by Paul Sweeney, Economic Advisor at the Irish Congress of Trade Unions.
Lectures are open to the public and there is no charge to attend. However advanced registration is recommended. Reserve your place today.
For additional details visit the Policy Institute website.