Christina Romer

"The Aftermath of Financial Crises: It Doesn't Have to Be That Bad"

Garrison Theater, Scripps College Performing Arts Center
Office of Public Events, (909) 607-9372

Economist, former Chair of President Obama's Council of Economic Advisers

Christina RomerIn the wake of the 2008 crisis, many have concluded that financial crises inevitably lead to prolonged, terrible recessions. But in fact, there have been a wide range of experiences throughout history. How much countries suffer depends crucially on the policies governments adopt. This examination of history has implications for what Europe and other areas should do today, and for what policies should be used in future crises.

Christina Romer, economist and former chair of President Obama’s Council of Economic Advisers, serves as the Garff B. Wilson Professor of Economics at the University of California, Berkeley, and is co-director of the Program in Monetary Economics at the National Bureau of Economic Research. An expert in economic history and macroeconomics, Dr. Romer is best known for her work on the causes of the Great Depression and the subsequent recovery, and on the conduct and effects of monetary and fiscal policy.

Doors open at 7:00 p.m. Priority seating in Garrison Theater will be given to members of the Scripps community with their Scripps ID. All other seating will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.

This event is made possible by the generosity of the Carlotta Welles Financial Education Fund. For more information: (909) 607-9372.