Lessons from the Crisis of 2008
Luncheon Presentation by Richard C. Levin, President and Frederick William Beinecke Professor of Economics, Yale University
Richard C. Levin has been Frederick William Beinecke Professor of Economics and Yale President since 1993. At this event he will share his views on the causes of the 2008 global financial crisis, what could have prevented it, and how the United States government could have responded differently to mitigate the adverse impact of the crisis on the economy. He will also put the financial crisis in the context of the current economic environment.
Before becoming President of Yale University, Levin chaired Yale’s economics department and served as Dean of Yale’s Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. Levin has established numerous educational and research partnerships in China and India, as well as the Yale-NUS (National University of Singapore) College in Singapore, and serves on President Obama’s Council of Advisors for Science and Technology. He is a trustee of the Hewlett Foundation and a member of the National Committee on United States-China Relations. Levin holds honorary degrees from Harvard, Princeton, Oxford, Peking, Tokyo and Waseda Universities and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He received his B.A. from Stanford University and studied politics and philosophy at Oxford University, where he earned a B.Litt. degree. Levin received his Ph.D. from Yale in 1974 and then joined the Yale faculty.