SAFE-IBF Policy Web Seminar: How We Pay for It: The Financial Costs of Great Crises

22 Apr 2020 15:00 PM
22 Apr 2020 15:45 PM

The event is jointly organized by the Leibniz Institute SAFE and the IBF.

How We Pay for It: The Financial Costs of Great Crises

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Moritz Schularick, University of Bonn

Jan Pieter Krahnen, SAFE and Goethe University

The economic and social costs of the Corona crisis are immense. Governments around the world are providing income support to households and companies. This webinar will address questions such as: Can we afford these large-scale interventions and who will ultimately pay for them? What strategies exist on a national and the European level to keep the costs as small as possible? How have we dealt with the financial costs of great disasters in the past?

Moritz Schularick is a Professor of Economics at the University of Bonn, Director of the Macrofinance Lab Bonn, and a Research Professor at New York University.
He is an elected member of the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences, member of the executive Board of the Bonn Graduate School of Economics (BGSE), a Research Fellow of CEPR, a Fellow of the Institute for New Economic Thinking, and a regular advisor to central banks, and international organizations. He works at the intersection of macroeconomics and finance, international economics and economic history. 

The webinar is a part of the SAFE Policy Lecture Series aiming at fostering debates on policy-relevant issues and is a cooperation with the Institute for Banking and Financial History (IBF). We would be pleased to welcome you to this lecture.