Hyman P. Minsky Conference on Financial Instability, Berlin
Debt, Deficits, and Unstable Markets
Organized by the Levy Economics Institute and ECLA of Bard with support from the Ford Foundation, The German Marshall Fund of the United States, and Deutsche Bank AG
This two-day conference in central Berlin focused on the causes of financial instability and its implications for the global economy. The conference addressed some of the main issues now confronting economic policymakers, including the challenge to global growth resulting from the eurozone debt crisis; the impact of the credit crunch on economic and financial markets; the larger implications of government deficits and debt crises for US, European, and Asian economic policy; and central bank independence and financial reform.