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House of Debt: How They (and You) Caused the Great Recession, and How We Can Prevent It from Happening Again

Audience: 
Open to the Public
Speaker(s): 
Atif Mian, Theodore A. Wells '29 Professor of Economics and Public Affairs; Director Julis-Rabinowitz Center for Public Policy and Finance, Woodrow Wilson School; co-author, “House of Debt”
Sponsor: 

Co-sponsored with the Julis-Rabinowitz Center for Public Policy and Finance at the Woodrow Wilson School

Atif Mian, the Theodore A. Wells '29 Professor of Economics and Public Affairs at Princeton University and director of the Julis-Rabinowitz Center for Public Policy and Finance at the Woodrow Wilson School and co-author of “House of Debt: How They (and You) Caused the Great Recession, and How We Can Prevent It from Happening Again,” will present a public talk at 4:30 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014, in Robertson Hall at the Woodrow Wilson School.  A book sale and signing will follow the discussion. 

“House of Debt,” co-authored with Amir Sufi from the University of Chicago, builds upon powerful new data to describe how debt precipitated the 2008 financial crisis and subsequent Great Recession. The book explains why debt continues to threaten the global economy and what needs to be done to fix the financial system. “House of Debt” is critically acclaimed by The New York Times, Financial Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Economist and The Atlantic, among others.

Mian's work studies the connections between finance and the macro economy. His research has appeared in top academic journals including the American Economic Review, Quarterly Journal of Economics, Journal of Finance, Review of Financial Studies and Journal of Financial Economics.

This event is co-sponsored with the Woodrow Wilson School’s Julis-Rabinowitz Center for Public Policy and Finance.