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Mervyn and the Monetarists

At the LSE, a supergroup of economists considered what we can learn from the crisis

By Jessica Abrahams  

Ben Bernanke at an all-star LSE event on what economists and policymakers should learn from the financial crisis

If there were such a thing as a supergroup of economists, this would be it. Ben Bernanke, chairman of the US Federal Reserve, Mervyn King, governor of the Bank of England, Larry Summers, former US secretary of the Treasury, Olivier Blanchard, chief economist of the International Monetary Fund, and Axel Weber, former head of the Bundesbank and now chair of UBS, gathered at the London School of Economics yesterday…

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