Robert Shiller: Finance and the Good Society
Date: April 4, 2012 Time: 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Event Description World-renowned economist and New York Times bestselling author Shiller will join us to discuss his new book, Finance and the Good Society, in which he argues in favor of a renewed approach to finance. Widely decried in recent years following the 2008 crisis, the world of finance has come under constant and concentrated ethical scrutiny. Even as he acknowledges the errors of the financial industry and warns against the dangers of a poorly managed financial sector, Shiller encourages citizens and public leaders alike to reconsider the realm of finance in light of its past, present and potential contributions to society. He elucidates a view of finance in which those working within this sphere are able to cultivate and channel its viable assets in favor of an integrated solution to some of today’s most pressing problems.