From the Financial Crisis to the Pandemic - Strategies for managing risk when the stakes are high

Chicago Booth Alumni Club of Chicago

October 16, 2020: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

In this exclusive peek into a new Booth Exec Ed program, Prof. Kroszner will introduce a framework for moving beyond traditional risk management in complex, high-stakes scenarios.


Online Webinar
Chicago, Illinois

Event Details

Successful leaders are those who know how to break down difficult to predict macro vulnerabilities into controllable risk factors, while also communicating effectively to key stakeholders when the organization's reputation and existence are on the line.

In this exclusive alumni sneak peek into a new multi-week program from Booth Executive Education, Professor Randall Kroszner will introduce strategic approaches for managing risk and making high-stakes decisions. In a special fireside chat, Professor Kroszner will be joined by Mary K. Bush, '71, who will share stories from a career managing complex corporate and policy issues and will offer real-world examples of how these frameworks can be applied.

This event also marks the Annual Meeting for the Chicago Booth Alumni Club of Chicago and will feature a short vote for new and continuing officers.


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Zoom information will be shared after registration.

Deadline: 10/16/2020

Speaker Profiles

Randy Kroszner (Speaker)
Deputy Dean for Executive Programs and Norman R. Bobins Professor of Economics, Chicago Booth School of Business

Randall S. Kroszner is Deputy Dean for Executive Programs and Norman R. Bobins Professor of Economics. Dr. Kroszner served as a Governor of the Federal Reserve System from 2006 until 2009. He chaired the committee on Supervision and Regulation of Banking Institutions and the committee on Consumer and Community Affairs. In these capacities, he took a leading role in developing responses to the financial crisis and in undertaking new initiatives to improve consumer protection and disclosure, including rules related to home mortgages and credit cards. He represented the Federal Reserve Board on the Financial Stability Forum (now called the Financial Stability Board), the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision, and the Central Bank Governors of the American Continent and was a director of NeighborWorks America. Dr. Kroszner chaired the working party of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), composed of deputy central bank governors and finance ministers, on Policies for the Promotion of Better International Payments Equilibrium. As a member of the Fed Board, he was also a voting member of the Federal Open Market Committee.

From 2001 to 2003, Dr. Kroszner was a member of the President's Council of Economic Advisers (CEA). He was involved in formulating policy on a wide range of issues, including responses to corporate governance scandals, government-sponsored enterprise reform, pension reform, terrorism risk insurance, tax reform, currency crisis management, sovereign debt restructuring, the role of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), and international trade and development.

Since 1990, Dr. Kroszner has taught at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. Dr. Kroszner was Director of the George J. Stigler Center for the Study of the Economy and the State. He served as editor of the Journal of Law & Economics and has been associate editor of a number of other academic and policy journals. He was a member of the board of directors at the National Association for Business Economics and the Financial Management Association.

Dr. Kroszner serves as the Chair of the Financial Research Advisory Committee of the Office of Financial Research of the U.S. Treasury. He is a member of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago's Academic Advisory Council and of the board of advisors of the Paulson Institute. In addition, he is a Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research. He is member of the board of trustees of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and a member of the board of directors of the Renaissance Society.

Dr. Kroszner has been a visiting scholar at the Securities and Exchange Commission, the IMF, the Stockholm School of Economics, the Stockholm University, the Free University of Berlin, Germany, the London School of Economics, and the American Enterprise Institute. He was the John M. Olin Visiting Fellow in Law and Economics at the University of Chicago Law School the Bertil Danielson Visiting Professor of Banking and Finance at the Stockholm School of Economics, and the SK Chaired Visiting Professor at Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea.

His research interests include regulation of financial institutions, international financial crises, the Great Depression, monetary economics, corporate governance, debt restructuring and bankruptcy, and political economy. His paper on managerial stock ownership (with Clifford Holderness and Dennis Sheehan) won the Brattle Prize for best corporate finance paper in the Journal of Finance. His book co-authored with Nobel laureate Robert J. Shiller, Reforming U.S. Financial Markets: Reflections Before and Beyond Dodd-Frank (MIT Press) appeared on the Washington Post's Book World political best sellers list.

Dr. Kroszner is a frequent commentator in the international media. He provides advice to financial institutions, government organizations, and central banks throughout the world.

Dr. Kroszner received a Sc.B. (magna cum laude) in applied mathematics-economics (honors) from Brown University in 1984 and an M.A. (1987) and Ph.D. (1990), both in economics, from Harvard University.

Mary K. Bush (Speaker) '71
Leading expert, adviser, and speaker on international finance, banking, and corporate governance

Mary K. Bush is an American business executive, corporate director, and government official recognized for her expertise in international finance, banking, and corporate governance. She has served three US presidents and has held private sector senior executive positions. Bush led the creation of new methods of financing for Fortune 500 companies and developed new funding structures at the IMF and World Bank for countries that agreed to free-market, business friendly reforms. In 2012, she was selected as one of the NACD 100 top directors in the nation.


Nicole Yelsey, '12