ICJS Economics Seminar: "Eva Marikova Leeds on the US subprime crisis"

Date
Wednesday, April 23, 2008
Time
7:00 p.m. (talk will start at 7:30 p.m.)
Venue
Temple University, Japan Campus, Azabu Hall 317 (Access)
Admission
Open to general public. You may purchase a dinner box (bento) at the convenience store next to the school building.
Seating is limited. RSVP recommended.
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About the Event

Financial crises are as old as financial markets. Eva will analyze the current crisis in the context of previous crises, especially the 1907 one, which led to the creation of the Federal Reserve.

Unlike the housing boom in other countries, the US crisis was fed by funds flowing into the housing market through securitization of very risky mortgages. Eva will describe the main features of this process. She will also explain the role of the Fed in this process, addressing the policies that contributed to the crisis and the ones that are currently designed to contain it. Finally, she will comment on the impact of this crisis on Japan.


About Eva Marikova Leeds

Eva is associate professor of economics at Temple. She holds a Ph.D. in economics from Princeton and a B.A. in political theory from James Madison College, Michigan State University. Her areas of expertise include macroeconomics, transition economies, mortgage markets, and sports economics. Her profile is available here.


About ICJS

The Institute of Contemporary Japanese Studies (ICJS) is an organization dedicated to fostering study and research on various topics related to contemporary Japan and Asia.

About ICJS

The ICJS is an organization dedicated to fostering study and research on various topics related to contemporary Japan and Asia.