The Global Financial Crash of 2008 had major effects on the global economy, and took conventional economists completely by surprise. One of the few economists that anticipated the crisis is Steve Keen. Now he is warning again as he argues that ever–rising levels of private debt makes another financial crisis almost inevitable. Together with politicians, policy-makers and other economist, Steve Keen will lay out his analysis about our current financial system and discuss what should be done to establish a more stable financial system.
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- Steve Keen is a Distinguished Research Fellow at UCL, the author of Debunking Economics (2011) and Can We Avoid Another Financial Crisis? (2017), and one of the few economists to anticipate the Global Financial Crisis of 2008, for which he received the Revere Award from the Real World Economics Review. His main research interests are developing the complex systems approach to macroeconomics, and the economics of climate change. He has over 80 refereed publications on financial instability, money creation, logical and mathematical flaws in conventional and Marxian economic theory, the role of energy in production, and many other topics. He is ranked in the Richtopia list of the world’s 100 most influential economists. He has previously been Professor of Economics at Kingston University London and the University of Western Sydney, Australia. For more information please see his website.
- Theo Kocken is is founder of Cardano Group and Professor Risk Management at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. Together with well-known director of Monty Python Terry Jones he produced the documentary ‘Boom, Bust, Boom’ that provides an insightful portrait of the dynamics of the global financial sector and the way in which irrational behavior causes a crisis period to emerge.