The Great Crashes – Lessons from Global Meltdowns and How to Prevent Them | How To Academy

Thu, 25 May 2023

6:30 pm - 7:30 pm GMT

The Great Crashes – Lessons from Global Meltdowns and How to Prevent Them

Linda Yueh

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Where will the next crash come from? Join the Oxford and LBS economist and Treasury advisor for insights into the history and future of financial crises.

‘Linda Yueh’s analysis of what past financial crises have in common is an important contribution that can help society anticipate and tackle potential crashes in the future’- Christine Lagarde

There is very little that is certain in economics, except for this: there will be another financial crisis.

Since America’s Wall Street Crash of 1929, the global economy has weathered the most tumultuous century in financial history. From the currency crises of the 1980s, to Japan’s housing meltdown, the dot com boom and bust, the global financial crash and the COVID pandemic, crash after crash have sent shockwaves through our world.

One of the UK’s leading economists and the former Economics Editor at Bloomberg TV, Linda Yueh advises HM Treasury on mitigating the next banking crises. She joins us with cautionary tales of the great crashes of the past, each with their own lessons to be learnt. From these she will extract a critical framework to help recognise the early signs of a crash, mitigate the effects and even prevent them in the future.

Combining her in-depth knowledge with her compelling storytelling, this is an unmissable talk that offers urgent lessons for the modern world.

Tickets to this livestream talk include a copy of Linda’s book The Great Crashes. Alternatively, you can watch the livestream for free as a member of How To Plus – along with hundreds of other online events.

Praise for Linda Yueh’s The Great Crashes:

‘Fascinating, well-written and authoritative’ – Tim Harford

‘An accessible and insightful overview of modern financial crises, incorporating both historical detail and thoughtful analysis’ – Kenneth Rogoff

‘A first point of entry for anybody who wants to learn how the world economy sleep-walked into multiple crashes over the last century’ – Daron Acemoglu, Institute Professor, MIT, and author of Why Nations Fail

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Linda Yueh

Economist, Oxford and London Business School

Linda Yueh is Fellow in Economics at St Edmund Hall, University of Oxford and Adjunct Professor of Economics at London Business School. She is also Visiting Professor at LSE IDEAS and was Visiting Professor of Economics at Peking University. The former Economics Editor at Bloomberg TV, she also hosted Talking Business with Linda Yueh as Chief Business Correspondent for BBC News. She writes for The Times, The New York Times, and the Financial Times and has advised the World Economic Forum in Davos, the World Bank, the European Commission and the Asian Development Bank. She is the author of The Great Economists, a Times Best Business Book of 2018.