Myron Scholes Global Markets Forum

From 2006 to 2018, the Myron Scholes Global Markets Forum brought distinguished business leaders, policymakers, and economic experts to Chicago Booth to speak on public policy issues of global interest. Sponsored by the Kent A. Clark Center for Global Markets, the forum featured speakers ranging from award-winning columnist Gillian Tett to former US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and former US Treasury Secretary Lawrence H. Summers.


The Myron Scholes Global Markets Forum engaged some of the world’s top economic experts in conversation about pressing global economic challenges. Topics of discussion ranged from tax reform to political risk to monetary policy.

NOVEMBER 12, 2018
Tax Reform In the United States: Known Unknowns and Unknown Unknowns
Eric Zwick, associate professor of finance and Fama Faculty Fellow, Chicago Booth

OCTOBER 17, 2018
Insurance Coverage under the ACA: Looking Back and Peering Ahead
Neale Mahoney, professor of economics and David G. Booth Faculty Fellow, Chicago Booth

APRIL 30, 2018
Political Risk: How Businesses and Organizations Can Anticipate Global Insecurity
Condoleezza Rice, 66th US Secretary of State
Amy Zegart, senior fellow, Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies at Stanford University

APRIL 18, 2018
China’s Unique Crisis Management
Christian Broda, managing director, Duquesne Capital

MARCH 5, 2018
The Misthinking of Globalization—Past, Present, and Future
Richard Baldwin, professor of international economics, the Graduate Institute, Geneva; founder,

NOVEMBER 27, 2017
Dazed and Confused: Making Sense of Western Politics (and Consumers)
Gillian Tett, US managing editor and award-winning columnist, Financial Times

OCTOBER 30, 2017
Productivity Growth Is Slower Than You Think. Should You Be Worried?
Chad Syverson, J. Baum Harris Professor of Economics, Chicago Booth

DECEMBER 6, 2016
Brexit: What It Means for Europe and the World
Chicago Booth faculty panel discussion with Marianne Bertrand, Chris P. Dialynas Distinguished Service Professor of Economics; Christian Leuz, Joseph Sondheimer Professor of International Economics, Finance, and Accounting; and Lubos Pastor, Charles P. McQuaid Professor of Finance. Moderated by Randall Kroszner, deputy dean for executive programs and Norman R. Bobins Professor of Economics

OCTOBER 26, 2016
Global Economic Challenges: What Can Monetary Policy Do?
Raghuram Rajan, Katherine Dusak Miller Distinguished Service Professor of Finance, Chicago
Booth; former governor, Reserve Bank of India

MAY 9, 2016
Instability in a Monetary Economy
Adair Turner, chairman of the Institute for New Economic Thinking and former chairman, United Kingdom Financial Services Authority

APRIL 20, 2016
The Global Decline in the Labor Share
Brent Neiman, associate professor of economics and Robert King Steel Faculty Fellow, Chicago Booth

FEBRUARY 18, 2016
Growth Prospects for the US Economy
Kevin Murphy, George J. Stigler Distinguished Service Professor of Economics; Chicago Booth
Lawrence H. Summers, Charles W. Eliot University Professor, Harvard University

OCTOBER 13, 2015
Misbehaving: The Making of Behavioral Economics
Richard Thaler, Charles R. Walgreen Distinguished Service Professor of Behavioral Science and Economics, Chicago Booth
Steven Kaplan, Neubauer Family Distinguished Service Professor of Entrepreneurship and
Finance, Chicago Booth

SEPTEMBER 29, 2015
Greece's Debt Crisis
Anil Kashyap, Stevens Distinguished Service Professor of Economics and Finance, Chicago Booth
Stavros Panageas, associate professor of finance, UCLA
Luigi Zingales, Robert C. McCormack Distinguished Service Professor of Entrepreneurship and Finance, Chicago Booth

MAY 19, 2015
Improving Opportunities for Economic Mobility: New Evidence and Policy Lessons
Raj Chetty, Bloomberg Professor of Economics, Harvard University

APRIL 30, 2015
China's Economic Reform: Implications for China and for the World
David Dollar, senior fellow, foreign policy, global economy and development, John L. Thornton
China Center, Brookings Institution

APRIL 14, 2015
Money and Nations
Mervyn King, former governor, Bank of England
Ta-Chung Liu, distinguished visitor, 2014–15, Becker Friedman Institute

DECEMBER 4, 2014
Media Bias, Echo Chambers, and the Future of Democracy
Matthew Gentzkow, Chicago Booth

OCTOBER 23, 2014
Strengthening the Financial System: The Macroprudential Toolkit
Richard B. Berner, director of the Office of Financial Research, US Department of the Treasury

MAY 22, 2014
The Only Game in Town? A New Constitution for Monetary (and Credit) Policy
Sir Paul Tucker, senior fellow at the Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business and Government, Harvard Kennedy School; former deputy governor, the Bank of England

APRIL 21, 2014
House of Debt: How They (And You) Caused the Great Recession, and How We Can Prevent It
from Happening Again

Amir Sufi, Chicago Board of Trade Professor of Finance, Chicago Booth

MARCH 5, 2014
Mindwise: How We Understand What Others Think, Believe, Feel, and Want
Nicholas Epley, John T. Kelley Professor of Behavior Science, Chicago Booth

DECEMBER 5, 2013
Managing Complexity and Its Implications for Financial Reform
Hugo Bänziger, adjunct professor of finance, Chicago Booth

OCTOBER 30, 2013
Patents and the Direction of R&D: Are There ‘Missing’ Cancer Drugs?
Eric Budish, associate professor of economics, Chicago Booth

OCTOBER 2, 2013
Banking Reform in Britain and Europe
Sir John Vickers, warden of All Souls College, Oxford

APRIL 10, 2013
The Euro Crisis
Hans-Werner Sinn, professor of economics and public finance at the University of Munich (LMU); president of the Ifo Institute

MARCH 6, 2013
The Coming Crisis in Japan
Kyle Bass, founder and principal, Hayman Capital Management

FEBRUARY 15, 2013
Deconstructing the 2012 Elections
Nate Silver, founder,

NOVEMBER 28, 2012
Red Ink: Inside the High-Stakes Politics of the Federal Budget
David Wessel, columnist, Wall Street Journal

NOVEMBER 13, 2012
Great Expectations or Hard Times? Can America Restore Its Economic Leadership?
Nicholas Bloom, professor of economics, Stanford University

OCTOBER 29, 2012
Monetary Policy, in Practice
Lorenzo Bini Smaghi, visiting scholar at the Program on Transatlantic Relations, Harvard University; former member of the Executive Board, European Central Bank

SEPTEMBER 24, 2012
Data, Discretion, and Dodd-Frank: Thoughts on the Future of Securities Regulation
Commissioner Troy Paredes, US Securities and Exchange Commission

MAY 30, 2012
A Capitalism for the People: Recapturing the Lost Genius of American Prosperity
Luigi Zingales, Robert C. McCormack Distinguished Service Professor of Entrepreneurship and Finance, and Charles M. Harper Faculty Fellow,
Chicago Booth

MAY 2, 2012
The Challenge of Stabilizing Federal Debt
Douglas Elmendorf, director, the Congressional Budget Office

NOVEMBER 9, 2011
What's Holding Back the US Economy?
Chicago Booth faculty panel discussion with Steven Davis, Erik Hurst, and Amir Sufi. Moderated by Luigi Zingales

OCTOBER 24, 2011
The China-Hong Kong Nexus Again: Another Look at the Twelfth Five-Year Plan
Yue Chim Richard Wong, professor of economics, Philip Wong Kennedy Wong Professor in Political Economy, the University of Hong Kong

SEPTEMBER 27, 2011
Global Imbalances: Current Accounts and Financial Flows
Stephen Cecchetti, economic adviser and head of the monetary and economic department, the
Bank for International Settlements

MAY 25, 2011
The Future of Economic Governance in the Euro Area: Quo Vadis?
Axel Weber, visiting professor of economics, Chicago Booth

APRIL 5, 2011
Managing OTC Derivatives Systemic Risk: The Pivotal Role of Central Clearing
Ken Griffin, founder and CEO, Citadel

FEBRUARY 16, 2011
The Hidden Influences Behind How Sports Are Played and Games Are Won
Tobias Moskowitz, Chicago Booth

JANUARY 10, 2011
Budget Options for the United States
Faculty panel discussion with Steven Davis, John Huizinga, and Harald Uhlig. Moderated by Anil Kashyap

NOVEMBER 17, 2010
The Economic Takeoff of Latin America
Sebastian Edwards, Henry Ford II Professor of International Economics, Anderson Graduate
School of Management, UCLA

OCTOBER 12, 2010
The End of Wall Street
Roger Lowenstein, author of bestsellers Buffett, When Genius Failed, and The End of Wall Street

SEPTEMBER 27, 2010
What Can Economics Tell Us about Development?
Robin Burgess, professor of economics, London School of Economics

MARCH 4, 2010
Five Facts about Climate Policy: Cause for a Shift in Policy?
Michael Greenstone, professor, MIT

FEBRUARY 22, 2010
The Euro in Crisis
Faculty panel with John Cochrane, Roger Myerson, and Luigi Zingales, Moderated by Anil Kashyap

JANUARY 11, 2010
Ethics and Wall Street
Chicago Booth faculty panel with Steven N. Kaplan, Tobias Moskowitz, and Luigi Zingales

DECEMBER 2, 2009
Should Executive Pay Be Regulated?
Steven N. Kaplan, Neubauer Family Professor of Entrepreneurship and Finance, Chicago Booth

OCTOBER 28, 2009
Inflation or Deflation?
John H. Cochrane, AQR Capital Management Professor of Finance, Chicago Booth

SEPTEMBER 21, 2009
The Unrealized Opportunity in Health Care
David Cutler, Otto Eckstein Professor of Applied Economics, Department of Economics and
Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University

SEPTEMBER 15, 2009
In Fed We Trust: Ben Bernanke’s War on the Great Panic
David Wessel, economics editor, The Wall Street Journal

APRIL 1, 2009
Rebuilding the Global Architecture of Financial Regulation
Malcolm Knight, vice chairman, Deutsche Bank Group

MARCH 3, 2009
Fixing the Global Economy
Martin Wolf, associate editor, the Financial Times, London

JANUARY 16, 2009
Evaluating Obama’s Proposed Stimulus Package a panel discussion with John Huizinga, Robert Lucas, and Kevin Murphy

NOVEMBER 18, 2008
The Credit Crisis: A Faculty Panel on What the Effects Will Be and What Should be Done

NOVEMBER 11, 2008
The Credit Crisis: A Lecture Series
Anil Kashyap, Edward Eagle Brown Professor of Economics and Finance, Chicago Booth

NOVEMBER 10, 2008
Post-Communist Transition in a Comparative Perspective
Leszek Balcerowicz, professor of economics, the Warsaw School of Economics

NOVEMBER 4, 2008
The Credit Crisis: A Lecture Series
Amit Seru, assistant professor of finance

OCTOBER 28, 2008
The Credit Crisis: A Lecture Series
Douglas Diamond, Merton H. Miller Distinguished Service Professor of Finance

OCTOBER 21, 2008
The Credit Crisis: A Lecture Series
Amir Sufi, assistant professor of finance

OCTOBER 10, 2008
History of the Theory and Evidence on the Efficient Markets Hypothesis
Eugene F. Fama, Robert R. McCormick Distinguished Service Professor of Finance, University of Chicago

SEPTEMBER 26, 2008
The Growth Commission Report: Strategies for Sustained Growth and Inclusive Development
Danny Leipziger, vice president for poverty reduction and economic management, World Bank

APRIL 17, 2008
Good Intentions, Bad Outcomes: Social Policy, Informality, and Economic Growth in Mexico
Santiago Levy Algazi, vice president for sectors and knowledge, the Inter-American Development Bank

APRIL 9, 2008
Trade and the Diffusion of the Industrial Revolution
Robert E. Lucas Jr., John Dewey Distinguished Service Professor of Economics, University of Chicago

MARCH 13, 2008
Leveraged Losses: Lessons from the Mortgage Market Meltdown
Anil Kashyap, Edward Eagle Brown Professor of Economics and Finance

DECEMBER 11, 2007
Populism and polarization: The liberal economic order under threat
Clive Crook, columnist on US political affairs, the Financial Times and National Journal

OCTOBER 22, 2007
The Current Economic Outlook
Charles L. Evans, president and CEO, the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago

OCTOBER 18, 2007
Roger C. Altman, chairman of Evercore Partners
Austan Goolsbee, Robert P. Gwinn Professor of Economics

SEPTEMBER 25, 2007
Understanding the Recent Market Turmoil professors Cochrane, Anil Kashyap, Raghuram Rajan,
and Luigi Zin

MAY 31, 2007
Mexico in a Globalized World
Agustín Carstens, minister of finance and public credit, Mexico

MAY 11, 2007
The Doha Round: Globalization's Stumbling or Building Block?
Ernesto Zedillo, director, the Yale Center for the Study of Globalization; president of Mexico, 1994–2000

APRIL 27, 2007
Alpha/Beta Make Room for Omega
Myron Scholes, Frank E. Buck Professor of Finance, emeritus; 1997 Nobel laureate in economics

APRIL 12, 2007
India's Economic Outlook: How the Past Will Shape the Future
Raghuram G. Rajan, Eric J. Gleacher Distinguished Service Professor of Finance

FEBRUARY 1, 2007
Opportunities and Challenges of a Global Economy with Edward P. Lazear
Edward P. Lazear, chairman, Council of Economic Advisers, Executive Office of the President of the United States of America

JANUARY 17, 2007
Global Financial Markets Forum
John B. Taylor, Mary and Robert Raymond Professor of Economics, Stanford; former US undersecretary of treasury for international affairs

DECEMBER 12, 2006
Global Financial Markets Forum
Luigi Zingales, Robert C. McCormack Professor of Entrepreneurship and Finance, Chicago Booth