Upcoming Events at CAFIN

Ten Years After Lehman's Bankruptcy: 
Where are we now and what lies ahead?

October 1, 5p.m. 
UC Santa Cruz Silicon Valley Campus
3175 Bowers Ave
Santa Clara, CA 95054


  • On September 15, 2008, financial services giant Lehman Brothers filed for bankruptcy. Stock markets began collapsing around the world, and the global economy entered its worst crisis since the Great Depression.

    On the tenth anniversary of the beginning of this financial and economic crisis, Nirvikar Singh, Distinguished Professor of Economics and Director of the Center for Analytical Finance at UC Santa Cruz, has organized a panel of three premier financial experts to discuss the events and lessons of the past decade, and what may lie ahead for the world economy.

    Join Chancellor George Blumenthal and moderator Prof. Michael Hutchison (UC Santa Cruz and CAFIN) in discussion with panelists Prof. Darrell Duffie (Stanford), Prof. Barry Eichengreen (UC Berkeley) and Dr. Mark Levonian (Promontory Group) followed by questions from the audience. Stephen Bruce (Cowell '79) will make a special announcement about the new External Advisory Board for CAFIN.

  • Moderator

  • Michael Hutchison

    Michael Hutchison, UC Santa Cruz

    Michael Hutchison is a Distinguished Professor of Economics at UC Santa Cruz. Previous full-time positions include the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco and the Bank of International Settlements in Basel, Switzerland. His research interests center on international finance and open economy macroeconomics.

  • Panelists

  • Darrell Duffie

    Darrell Duffie, Stanford University

    Darrell Duffie is the Dean Witter Distinguished Professor of Finance at Stanford University's Graduate School of Business, and Professor (by courtesy) in the Department of Economics. 

  • Barry Eichengreen

    Barry Eichengreen, UC Berkeley

    Barry Eichengreen is the George C. Pardee and Helen N. Pardee Professor of Economics and Professor of Political Science at the University of California, Berkeley, where he has taught since 1987.

  • Mark Levonian

    Mark Levonian, Promontory  Financial Group

    Dr. Mark Levonian is the Managing Director for Promontory’s West Coast office. Mark has been an advisor or consultant for the IMF, the World Bank, and various foreign central banks. He attended UCSC as an undergraduate, and has a Ph.D. in economics from MIT.


Reception begins at 5p.m., panel discussion begins at 6p.m.