Are we safer now? Ten years since the Global Financial Crisis

Friday October 12th 2018
New Library, University College

It has been a decade since the Global Financial Crisis brought the worldwide financial system to the brink of the collapse. Since the crisis, there have been numerous efforts - (inter)governmental, corporate, supranational - to make the system safer. Have they worked? Is the world safer from financial crisis today than it was before the 2008 crisis? Where are hidden dangers lurking? Who is inclined to stymie reforms? This panel will reflect on progress and deadlock over the past decade, using the anniversary to discuss legacies of the 2008 crisis, the politics and praxis of reform, and the future of global financial markets. 



  • Professor Karthik Ramanna - Professor of Business and Public Policy, Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford
  • Sir John Vickers - Warden, All Souls College; Professor of Economics; University of Oxford, Chair of the UK Independent Commission on Banking
  • Grace Blakely - Research Fellow, IPPR Commission on Economic Justice
  • Giles Keating - Werthstein Institute & Former Global Chief Economist, Credit Suisse


This is part of the Political Economy of Finance conference for early career researchers. Find out more.