Impulses: Ten years of financial crisis


In June 2007, 10 years ago, the financial crisis started after the shutdown of two funds of Bear Stearns. Following the Lehman-insolvency in September 2008, the result was the most serious economic disturbance after the Second World War. Governments and central banks reacted with different instruments to cushion the following shockwaves. Has the global economy become safer?
When there were warnings in the last few months against the flaring up of the crisis, it is time to ask:
Ten years of financial crisis – What did we learn?
That is what the participants of the public event series “impulse” have discussed at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum on May, 22nd 2017 with the president of the Deutsche Bundesbank and member of the Governing Council of the European Central Bank, Dr. Jens Weidmann (6 p.m., lecture hall HZO 20).
The event series “impulse” is distinguished by the conversation between business representatives and renowned scientists. It is hosted by the Institute for Banking and Finance of the RUB (ikf) under the lead of Prof. Dr. Stephan Paul. At the same time, the ikf cooperates with the Schmalenbach-Gesellschaft für Betriebswirtschaft since 2016, the reason why the event is simultaneously marked as a second Schmalenbach-Lecture.