Wednesday, July 28, 2010 myBiz Blog
"The Financial Crisis - Where We've Been, Where We Need to Go" by Katie Coon

American Family Insurance, in partnership with the Wisconsin School of Business, will host author and economist Simon Johnson, as part of its Forward Thinking Speaker Series. Professor Johnson is the co-author of 13 Bankers: The Wall Street Take-over and the Next Financial Meltdown, which discusses how our future is imperiled by the ideology of finance and by Wall Street’s political control of government policy pertaining to it.

Simon Johnson is one of the world’s foremost authorities on the financial sector and economic crises. He is a Ronald A. Kurtz Professor of Entrepreneurship at MIT’s Sloan School of Management and former Chief Economist at the International Monetary Fund. Over the past 20 years he has worked on crisis prevention, mitigation and recovery, as well as economic growth issues in advanced economies, emerging markets, and developing countries.

His work focuses on policymakers—how they can limit the impact of negative shocks, manage the risks faced by their countries, and maintain global economic stability. Professor Johnson is the co-author of 13 Bankers: The Wall Street Take-over and the Next Financial Meltdown, which discusses how our future is imperiled by the ideology of finance (finance is good, unregulated finance is better, unfettered finance run amok is best) and by Wall Street’s political control of government policy pertaining to it. The Financial Crisis - Where We've Been, Where We Need to Go Monday, August 9, 2010 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM Capitol Theater, Overture Center There is no cost to attend this event; however, registration is required. Visit ww.bus.wisc.edu/alumni/events Contact the Wisconsin Business Alumni office at (608) 265-0575 or alumni@bus.wisc.edu with any questions.