Video  Money Series

Good bookkeeping makes for good government—but not for very long—according to this history of accounting in the public sphere. In this talk, historian and MacArthur fellow Soll surveys public financial record keeping after the invention of double-entry accounting in 13th-century Tuscany, a breakthrough that made systematic analysis of profit and loss possible.

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

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.