Video  Finance

The recent financial crisis has raised disturbing questions about our nation’s business elite.   To what extent can this crisis be traced to the pedagogy of our business schools?   Can business education promote the public good?  If not, then how might we go about re-envisioning the education of the next generation of business leaders?  This event featured Rakesh Khurana, Nicholas Lemann, Martin Dickson, and Richard R. John

Global Inequality

February 22, 2013

The relatively new field of inequality studies is gaining increasing momentum as economic disparity grows throughout the world, in advanced countries as well as less developed ones—especially in the United States.  Speakers Joseph E. Stiglitz, professor of economics at Columbia University and the recipient of a John Bates Clark Medal and a Nobel Prize, James K. Galbraith, Professor of Government at the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs, University of Texas, and Branko Milanovic, Lead economist in the World Bank's research department, address the progressive emergence of this new discipline.

This installment of the Heyman Center's "Money Series" featured Gillian Tett, US managing editor of the Financial Times, where she oversees global coverage of the financial markets. In March 2009 she was Journalist of the Year at the British Press Awards. In June 2009 her book "Fool’s Gold" won Financial Book of the Year at the inaugural Spear’s Book Awards.

Part of the Heyman Center's Money Series, "The Global Minotaur: The Crash of 2008 and the Euro-Zone Crisis in Historical Perspective" featured Yanis Varoufakis, Professor of Economics at the University of Athens. Responding was Justin Fox, Editorial Director of the Harvard Business Review Group.

"The Continuing Financial Crisis: Perspectives from the North and the South" featured Joseph Stiglitz, Nobel Laurette and University Professor at Columbia University; Prabhat Patnaik, Professor of Economics at Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi; Jomo Kwame Sundaram, Founder and Chair of International Development Economics Associates and Board member of the United Nations Research Institute on Social Development, Geneva; and Justin Yifu Lin, Chief Economist and Senior Vice President of the World Bank.