Lawrence White and Fritz Thomas have a conversation about the most relevant economic and financial topics that are currently impacting the world. They discuss the effects that Keynesian ideas have had over governments concerning the development of public and economic policies. White makes an analysis of the present economic crisis in the United States and the sovereign debt in the European Union. He points out the origins of these financial debacles and proposes several solutions. Finally, they comment on the idea of free banking, focusing on how this alternative could help solve and prevent future government crises.
Thoughts on Monetary Policy, Free Banking and Financial Crisis Lawrence White, Fritz Thomas
Special Collections Room Universidad Francisco Marroquín Guatemala, November 12, 2011
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Lawrence H. White
Lawrence H. White is an expert in banking and monetary policy. He is professor of economics at George Mason University and the F. A. Hayek Professor of Economic History in the department of economics at University of Missouri – St. Louis. His teaching and research areas include economic history, monetary theory, money and banking, and history of economic thought. White holds a PhD and a MA in economics from University of California at Los Angeles; he also received his AB in the same area from Harvard University. He is visiting professor and holds an honorary doctorate degree in social sciences from Universidad Francisco Marroquín.