International Financial Policy and the Economic Crisis

International Roundtable

May 21, 2009: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

In the aftermath of the G-20 economic summit in March, fiscal stimulus and financial regulations have emerged among the long list of priorities for dealing with the international financial crisis that began with souring U.S. subprime loans and spawned a shutdown in global credit and a decline in trade. What makes an international crisis like this one different, and how will the international community respond? Professor Neiman will discuss the run up to the crisis, assess differences in countries' approaches for dealing with the crisis, consider proposed changes to the new international regulatory regime, and analyze trends in protectionist sentiment and international trade.


Gleacher Center
450 Cityfront Plaza
Chicago, Illinois


No Charge


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Deadline: 5/21/2009


6:00 PM-6:30 PM: Networking

6:30 PM-8:00 PM: Presentation

8:00 PM-9:00 PM: Drinks at the Midway Club

Speaker Profiles

Brent Neiman (Speaker)
Assistant Professor of Economics, Booth School of Business, The University of Chicago

Brent Neiman conducts research on international finance, macroeconomics, trade, and asset pricing. He is a former staff economist for international finance on the White House Council of Economic Advisers and was a graduate summer intern at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. Previously, he was a business analyst at McKinsey and Company and the McKinsey Global Institute. "My time at the Council of Economic Advisors directed my attention on issues in international economics. Much of my research addresses traditional questions in international macro, but does so using relatively disaggregated data." Neiman is the recipient of the Chiles Dissertation Completion Fellowship from Harvard University, a Harvard University Graduate fellowship, and a Thouron Fellowship. He is a referee for the Quarterly Journal of Economics, Economics of Transition, and an invited presenter at the NBER Conference on the Economics of National Security. Neiman earned a bachelor's degree in economics and a bachelor's degree of applied science, both summa cum laude, from the University of Pennsylvania in 1999. In 2000, he earned a master's degree in mathematical modeling from Oxford University. He earned a PhD from Harvard University in 2008 with a thesis entitled, "Topics in International Economics." Neiman joined the Chicago Booth faculty in 2008. Outside the classroom, Neiman is an enthusiastic golfer and was a bench warmer on the 1998 Ivy League Champion golf team as an undergraduate. He also enjoys travel and is always up for dim sum.


Karl Buschmann