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Lessons from a Financial Crisis | Peter Wallison | 2018 Alumni Program
Past Lecture

12-13.3.2018, Monday - Tuesday, 18:30

Location: Jerusalem and Tel-Aviv

2018 Alumni Program

The Friedberg Economics Institute, founded in 2013, is now entering its fifth year.  For the past four years, FEI has been doing two seminars annually – one in the Spring and one in the Fall – with the objective of exposing Israeli university students to the idea of economic freedom and understanding its relevance and importance to Israel.  After completing eight seminars, FEI now has a large community of alumni.  Beginning 2018, we are chaining our format in order to better serve our community of alumni.  Rather than 2 seminars, FEI will do one seminar – in the Fall, October 7-11, 2018.  This will enable us to redirect resources to initiate a new ongoing lecture series for our alumni.

This year we will bring to Israel Peter Wallison, Sr Fellow, Financial Policy Studies from the American Enterprise Institute in Washington, DC; Simeon Djankov, Director of the Financial Markets Group at the London School of Economics – and founder of the World Bank’s Ease of Doing Business Index; and Luigi Zingales, Professor of Entrepreneurship and Finance at the Booth School of Business, University of Chicago.

These lecturers will be doing exclusive evening programs for FEI alumni in Jerusalem and Tel Aviv.  However, while they are in Israel, we will attempt to do daytime programs open to all students at various universities.  If and when there are programs that we can make available to all students we will send notices.

The first lectures in the series will be given by Peter Wallison, Sr Fellow in Financial Policy Studies, American Enterprise Institute, Washington, DC. Peter was a member of the ten-person Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission appointed by the U.S. Government to investigate the cause of the 2007/2008 financial crisis and collapse.  He served as general counsel to the U.S Treasury Department and served in the Reagan White House as counsel to President Reagan.

Topic:  How U.S. Government Housing Policies Drove the 2007/2008 financial crisis and collapse.

March 12:  Reception/Dinner/Lecture, Leonardo Plaza Hotel Jerusalem

March 13:  Reception/Dinner/Lecture, Crowne Plaza City Center Hotel, Tel Aviv