Monika Piazzesi, John Taylor, Boaz Abramson, Michael Boskin, John Cochrane, Scarlet Chen, Tom Church, Darrell Duffie, Tom Gilligan, Paul Gregory, John Gunn, Rick Hanushek, Brian Higgins, Laurie Hodrick, Bob Hodrick, Nick Hope, Mathias Jimenez, John Kramer, Matteo Leombroni, Hanno Lustig, Livio Maya, David Mulford, Josh Rauh, Lorenzo Rigon, Martin Schneider, Amit Seru, George Shultz, Richard Sousa, Tom Stephenson, Ramin Toloui, Andres Yani Anich.
Market and policy antecedents and repercussions of the 2008 Financial Crisis and the Great Recession began long before and lasted long after the Lehman bankruptcy in September 2018. This four-part series of presentations and discussions held on four different days during the fall of 2018 aims to delve into the causes, but also to examine the actions and interventions taken during the crisis and the recession, and to draw policy lessons for the future. Each part of the series began with two short paper presentations followed by active discussions and critiques. Monika Piazzesi, Joan Kenney Professor of Economics at Stanford University, and John B. Taylor, the Mary and Robert Raymond Professor of Economics at Stanford University, and the George P. Shultz Senior Fellow in Economics at Stanford University's Hoover Institution, discussed “The Causes,” the first session in the series.