May 2012 Econ2YC Webinar

Initial Publication Date: April 30, 2012

Gary Gorton

Webinar: Slapped by the Invisible Hand: Lessons of the 2007 Financial Crisis for Teaching Principles of Economics

Gary B. Gorton, Professor of Management and Finance at the Yale School of Management

Friday, May 18, 2012

Time - 10:00 am Pacific | 11:00 am Mountain | 12:00 pm Central | 1:00 pm Eastern
- 1 hour. The presentation is 30 minutes, followed by 30 minutes of discussion.
- Online web presentation via phone and Blackboard Collaborate web conference software with questions and answers following.

Registration for this webinar is closed.

Watch the Screencast (MP4 Video 79.4MB May24 12) of the event.
Download the presentation (Acrobat (PDF) 1015kB May18 12).

About the Author: Gary B. Gorton, Professor of Management and Finance at the Yale School of Management, and Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research. He formerly worked in the Federal Reserve System and was a consultant to AIG Financial Products, where he worked on credit derivatives and commodity futures. Gorton is the author of Slapped by the Invisible Hand: The Panic of 2007 (Oxford University Press) explaining how the securitized-banking system, the nexus of financial markets and instruments unknown to most people, stood at the heart of the financial crisis.

Webinar Overview: Join Gary Gorton for a discussion of the implication of the economic crisis for teaching introductory economics. Do economic principles help us understand what happened? Do we need to change our curriculum?