Ten years after the failure of Lehman Brothers: what have we learned?


06/09/2018 -  The crisis that started 10 years ago exposed the inability of the economic system to guarantee inclusive, sustainable growth. It revealed a failure to understand profound changes in the global economy and the incapacity of policymakers to prevent the financial crisis from mutating into a recession with severe political and social repercussions.

Ten years after the failure of Lehman Brothers: what have we learned? 

OECD Conference Centre, Paris

14 September 2018


Ten years later, what have we learned? An OECD conference will challenge leading thinkers from various backgrounds to debate what went wrong in 2008 and whether the financial system is now more resilient.

Among the speakers will be Angel Gurría, Secretary-General of the OECD; Robert Skidelsky, Professor of Political Economy, Warwick University; Yanis Varoufakis, economist and former Greek Finance Minister; Jean-Claude Trichet, former President of the European Central Bank and Eric Beinhocker, Executive Director for the Institute of New Economic Thinking (INET).

The conference, organised under the OECD’s New Approaches to  Economic Challenges (NAEC) initiative, runs for two days. The first day will be an internal NAEC event and the second is open to the public and media.

Journalists wishing to attend the second day (14 September) are invited to register, indicating the media they represent and contact details.

For further information, please contact the OECD Media office (tel: + 33 1 4524 9700).

Working with over 100 countries, the OECD is a global policy forum that promotes policies to improve the economic and social well-being of people around the world.


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