Fool’s Gold: Gillian Tett lectures on shadowy world of derivatives

From the London School of Economics website:

Below is an audio recording of approximately 78 minutes where Gillian Tett takes us inside the shadowy world of complex finance and derivatives and explains how the business of slicing and dicing debt led us to the devastating global credit crunch.

Gillian Tett has worked as a journalist for the Financial Times for fifteen years. In 2008 she won the British Press Award for the Financial Journalist of the Year. This event marks the publication of her latest book Fool’s Gold :How Unrestrained Greed Corrupted a Dream, Shattered Global Markets and Unleashed a Catastrophe.

Date: Thursday 30 April 2009
Time: 6.30-8pm
Venue: Old Theatre, Old Building
Speaker: Gillian Tett
Chair: Professor Willem Buiter

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