Ian Klaus on "'All Trades and Places knew some Cheat': Building Trust in a Free Market"

Lunch and Learn Series

Ian Klaus on \

Friday, May 15, 2015 | 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM

According to recent polls, trust in the financial sector, and Wall Street in particular, remains markedly low. If the financial service industry is serious in pursuing the problem of mistrust, it should look back to other scandal-ridden periods of the history of financial capitalism. This discussion of the history of trust and fraud will identify a series of steps that market actors can take to renew trust in the marketplace.

Ian Klaus is a member of the Policy Planning Staff of the US State Department and was previously Ernest May Fellow at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.