In March 2012, Chairman Ben S. Bernanke will deliver a four-part lecture series about the Federal Reserve and the financial crisis that emerged in 2007. The series begins with a lecture on the origins and missions of central banks, followed by a lecture that will discuss the role and actions of the Federal Reserve in the period after World War II. In the final two lectures, the Chairman will review some of the causes of, and policy responses to, the recent financial crisis, focusing specifically on the actions of the Federal Reserve.
The lectures are being offered as part of an undergraduate course at the George Washington University School of Business.
Live video of each lecture will be available to the public athttp://www.ustream.tv/federalreserve . Transcripts and video recordings will be made available following each lecture.
Lecture 1: Origins and Mission of the Federal Reserve
Watch live on March 20, 2012 12:45 p.m. ET
Lecture 2: The Federal Reserve after World War II
Watch live on March 22, 2012 12:45 p.m. ET
Lecture 3: The Financial Crisis and the Great Recession
Watch live on March 27, 2012 12:45 p.m. ET
Lecture 4: The Aftermath of the Crisis
Watch live on March 29, 2012 12:45 p.m. ET
I´m eager to watch, particularly Lectures 3 & 4. But I´m willing to bet he´ll let on that the Fed “saved” the financial system and, as everyone knows, the aftermath of financial crises are “dicey” affairs.
Hope he surprises me.