On This PageAugust 1999, No. 144b

Global Financial Crisis and Economic Development (Special Issue)
Last Updated: 07/29/99

On May 23, 1999, the Department of Economics and the George J. Stigler Center for the Study of the Economy and the State of the University of Chicago and the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago co-sponsored a conference titled Global Financial Crisis and Economic Development. The conference drew prestigious representatives from academic, business and policy circles. Nobel laureates Gary Becker and Robert Lucas participated, and international financier George Soros gave the keynote address. This Chicago Fed Letter summarizes the ideas presented at the conference.