Giorgio Primiceri is interested in uncovering the causes of the U.S. financial crisis. Professor Primiceri visited CERGE-EI to discuss his recent working paper, “The Effects of the Saving and Banking Glut on the U.S. Economy,” where he shows how imbalances in capital flows and foreign savings helped precipitate the crisis. While here, he sat down with PhD student Liyou G. Bourga for a CERGE-EI interview, where they discuss imbalances, crisis, bubbles, and more.
Professor Primiceri is an Associate Professor at Northwestern University. He received his PhD from Princeton University and has published numerous papers on inflation, monetary policy, and macroeconomic fluctuations in leading journals.
Inci Otker-Robe is the Chief Technical Specialist in Finance for Development in the Financial and Private Sector Development Network (FPD), The World Bank. Dr. Otker-Robe recently visited CERGE-EI with other World Bank colleagues to present the major findings from the WB’s 2014 World Development Report. The report, titled Risk and Opportunity: Managing Risk for Development, examines how improving risk management can lead to large gains in development and poverty reduction.
Dr. Otker-Robe sat down with CERGE-EI PhD Student Liyou G. Borga to discuss the report. Watch the full interview here!:
Last month, the World Bank visited CERGE-EI to give a special presentation and discussion about their World Development Report 2014. Titled Risk and Opportunity: Managing Risk for Development, the WDR 2014 examines how improving risk management can lead to large gains in development and poverty reduction.
CERGE-EI recorded the entire presentation, including the presentation slides. You can watch the whole event on the CERGE-EI blog here, or on the presentation website Slideslive.com.