Historical Perspective on the Global Economic Crisis (Conversations with History)

3/9/2009; 57 minutes

Conversations host Harry Kreisler welcomes economic historian Barry Eichengreen of UC Berkeley for an analysis of the global economic crisis. He discusses its causes, evaluates government responses, and explores the implications for reform and stability of the international monetary system. Professor Eichengreen compares the present crisis to the Great Depression and discusses its implications for America's standing in the world. He also reflects on the role of history in helping us understand the interplay between economics and politics.

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