In October, George Soros delivered a week-long series of lectures at the Central European University in Budapest discussing his latest thinking on economics and politics, and the way forward out of the current financial crisis. Soros argued that while the magnitude of the credit and leverage problem faced today is greater than in the Great Depression, the artificial life support given to the financial system has been successful. However, Soros believes that the recovery may run out of steam and sees a possibility for a "double-dip" in the next year.
At this event, George Soros will lead a panel discussion to reflect on some of the key ideas that he put forward in those lectures. He will particularly invite discussion among both the panellists and the audience to engage with his ideas and understand the alternative they represent when compared with traditional economic theory.
The discussions will be based around the following Budapest Lectures by George Soros:
Joining Mr Soros as panellists will be:
- Professor Paul Beaudry
- Dr Ian Goldin (Moderator)
- Professor Roger Goodman
- Mr Anatole Kaletsky
- Professor David Soskice
George Soros is Chairman of Soros Fund Management, LLC and founder of The Open Society Institute. He was born in Budapest in 1930. He survived the Nazi occupation and then fled communist Hungary for England, where he graduated from the London School of Economics. He then settled in the United States, where he accumulated a large fortune through the investment advisory firm he founded and managed. Mr. Soros is the author of ten books, including most recently The Crash of 2008 and What it Means.