Booms, Bubbles and Busts in New York Banking History!
We are financial history buffs here at Good-b… Why do we care what happened centuries ago compared to the present? The past has a way of revealing the present and often teaches us lessons for the future. The Museum of American Finance, housed in the old Bank of New York building at 48 Wall Street, is a treasure trove of the past, present and future of finance.
Exhibits detail anything from Dutch financial innovations in Old Amsterdam, to the birth of American banking with Alexander Hamilton, to a chronology of the 2008 financial crisis. Presentations include powerful panels by economic historians: Richard Sylla of NYU’s Stern Business School, Niall Ferguson of Harvard, Carl Wennerlind of Barnard, Robert Wright of Augustana College as well as New York Times journalist Gretchen Morgenson, and former Chairman of the Federal Reserve: Paul Volcker. The conversations never fail to fascinate and educate an audience passionate about finance and business and how it has developed through American history.
Monday, June 25, 2012: MOAF partners with the Museum of the City of New York to present a special panel on: “Booms, Bubbles and Busts: Spectacular Moments in New York Banking.” Panelists include author of a dynamite history of Wall Street, “Every Man is a Speculator,” “The Big Picture” blogger, Barry Ritholtz, Hamiltonian scholar and author of “One Nation Under Debt,” Robert Wright. If you are interested in how we got here and where we might be going, don’t miss it!
“The panic of 1873, the crash of 1929, the bull market of the 1990s, the foreclosure crisis of 2007-8. The history of Wall Street is a series of speculative ups and crashing downs. Join a distinguished panel, including historian Steven Fraser, author of Every Man a Speculator (Harper Collins, 2005); financial analyst and journalist Barry Ritholtz, author of Bailout Nation (John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2009); and Robert E. Wright, professor at Augustana College, to discuss some of the pivotal moments in banking history and how they’ve created a cyclical economic narrative. “
Monday, June 25, 2012: Museum of the City of New York. 1220 Fifth Avenue, 103 Street: Presented in conjunction with the exhibition Capital of Capital and in partnership with the Museum of American Finance. For more information or to register by phone, please call 917-492-3395. (Reservations Required.)
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