The Charles Street Symposium
is a new annual forum for the world’s leading young economists. Our aim is to bring together the best and brightest economics scholars to address issues of relevance to public policy that are inadequately addressed and understood in existing economic research.
The inaugural Symposium in June 2012 focussed on issues of economic risk and uncertainty. Both are pervasive in economic life, and markets and governments have developed a variety of institutions for addressing related challenges. But, as the recent financial crises show, regulators, market participants and the economics profession often have a very imperfect understanding of how risk and uncertainty should be managed and priced. What kinds of institutional structures, for example, could prevent similar financial crises from happening in the future? And what is an appropriate trade-off between the benefits of innovation in the finance sector and the risks it creates?
The inaugural Charles Street Symposium brought together an outstanding group of young scholars to tackle these questions. They were joined by a selection of leading senior economists as keynote speakers and mentors: Tyler Cowen
(George Mason University), Randall Kroszner
(University Of Chicago) and Peter Lewin
(University Of Texas).
Materials from the 2012 Charles Street Symposium:
A video introduction to the Charles Street Symposium: