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The FT Weekend Lecture. Ten Years On: The Global Economy after the Financial Crisis

Mervyn King Interviewed by Lionel Barber

Saturday, 24 March 2018

6:00pm

1 hour

Sheldonian Theatre

£8 - £20

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Former governor of the Bank of England Lord Mervyn King discusses what we have learned from the financial crisis of 2008 and where the global economy goes from here, in conversation with the editor of the Financial Times Lionel Barber.

King was governor of the Bank of England between 2003 and 2013 and played a central role in dealing with the financial crisis of 2008. He argued that he and other Western central bankers helped to prevent a great depression by cutting interest rates to zero. He was also scathing about the banking industry and its actions post-crisis. But what have we learned from the crisis? And where is the global economy heading now? Is another financial meltdown possible? What can we do to avoid it?

King retired from the Bank of England in 2013 and has since sat in the House of Lords as a crossbencher.

Here he talks to Barber, editor of the Financial Times and a former foreign correspondent for the newspaper in Washington, Brussels and New York.

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FT Weekend Title partner University of Oxford BBC World Service International radio partner Bodleian Libraries Festival cultural partner Oxford Martin School Festival ideas partner Worcester College Worcester College: Festival college partner Irish Embassy, London Supporters of the Irish programme Massachusetts Institute of Technology Press The Dorchester Hotels Collection Festival London hotel partner Blackwell’s Festival on-site and online bookseller Head of Zeus The Macdonald Randolph Hotel The festival hotel Italian Cultural Institute HM Government of Gibraltar Festival green room sponsor Gibunco Group Sponsor of Gibraltar Lecture British Academy BBC Four Television Broadcast media partner Earthwatch Europe Ian and Carol Sellars Emily Rose and James Marrow Jill Dunsmore New College Lincoln College Lincoln College St Cross College St Cross College Jesus College St Hilda’s College St John’s College St John's College The Queen’s College The Queen's College Exeter College Exeter College Hertford College Keble College Keble College Oxford Brookes University Said Business School University of Oxford Mathematical Institute Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies The Oxford Times Regional media partner BBC Radio Oxford Local radio partner Bear Ram Elk Festival Digital Strategy & Web Design The Royal Society of Literature Royal Literary Fund Princeton University Press Felicity Bryan Associates University of Oxford Alumni Office Alumni Office Conference Oxford Oxford University Images Oxford University Images The Sheldonian Theatre Oxford University Press Floris of London Critchleys City Audio Visual Eynsham Hall Macdonald Bear Hotel Sloane Club Ashmolean Museum British Humanist Association The Story Museum Oxford City Council The Litmus Partnership K T Bruce Photography K T Bruce Photography OX magazine Liaison Financial Services