Conference at St. Hilda’s College (Bol. N° 27)
University of Oxford
9-10 May 2019
The group Uses of the Past in International Economic Relations (UPIER) has issued a call for papers for a conference to be held at St. Hilda’s College, Oxford.
How do policymakers and economic actors use the past in their decision-making? One of the many exceptional aspects of the global financial crisis of 2008 was the prominence policymakers and commentators gave to the importance of history in helping to determine their response to the crisis. Comparisons with the Great Depression of the 1930s were a recurrent feature of asessments of the depth and spread of the global financial crisis and reveal the extent to wich policymakers sought to ‘learn’ from the past. But how relevant is the past as a guide to the present, or even the future, and how is it used when policymakers, bankers and the public are faced with difficult economic challenges? Seguir leyendo…