2013 BHC Meeting Workshop: The Financial Crisis of 2008-13: A Historical Perspective

This workshop examined some of the historical roots of the crises that have shaken the world economy over the past five years. Marc Levinson explored the history of attempts to make financial systems safer and more stable through regulation. Against that background, Stephen Mihm discussed the ongoing European financial crisis with emphasis on understanding why problems in relatively small economies pose a threat to the future of European integration.