Posted: January 7th, 2010
Did Economists Get It Wrong?

The Museum of American Finance hosts “Did Economists Get It Wrong?” – an expert panel on the different explanations of the current crisis on the 80th anniversary of the Crash of 1929.

David Adler, Economic journalist and author of Snap Judgment (Financial Times Press, 2009)
Justin Fox, Economics and business columnist for Time magazine
Teresa Ghilarducci, Irene and Bernard L. Schwartz Professor in Economic Policy Analysis at the New School for Social Research and the Director of the Schwartz Center for Economic Policy Analysis (SCEPA)
Robert Shiller, Arthur M. Okun Professor of Economics, Department of Economics and Cowles Foundation for Research in Economics, Yale University, and Professor of Finance and Fellow at the International Center for Finance, Yale School of Management

About the Museum of American Finance

The Museum of American Finance, an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution, is the nation’s only public museum dedicated to finance, entrepreneurship and the open market system. With its extensive collection of financial documents and objects, its seminars and educational programming, its publication and oral history program, the Museum portrays the breadth and richness of American financial and economic history. For more information, visit To contribute to the Museum’s Recessipedia wiki on the current financial crisis, please visit

Recorded on October 20, 2009 at the Museum of American Finance.  Runtime: 65 minutes.