Museum Hosts Panel on 80th Anniversary of Crash

October 20, 2009

Kristin Aguilera, Communications Director
Museum of American Finance

New York, NY – On Thursday, October 29, the Museum of American Finance will continue its 2009 Henry Kaufman Financial History and Practices Lecture/Symposia Series with “Did Economists Get It Wrong?” – an expert panel on the different explanations of the current crisis on the 80th anniversary of the Crash of 1929. The presentation is co-presented by the Museum and the Schwartz Center for Economic Policy Analysis at The New School for Social Research, and will be held at 5:30 pm in the Museum’s education center, located at 48 Wall Street. Participants include:

David Adler – Economic journalist and author of Snap Judgment (Financial Times Press, 2009)

Justin Fox – Economics and business columnist for Time magazine

Teresa Ghilarducci (moderator) – Irene and Bernard L. Schwartz Professor in Economic Policy Analysis at the New School for Social Research and the Director of the Schwartz Center for Economic Policy Analysis (SCEPA)

Robert Shiller – Arthur M. Okun Professor of Economics, Department of Economics and Cowles Foundation for Research in Economics, Yale University, and Professor of Finance and Fellow at the International Center for Finance, Yale School of Management

Presentation will be followed by reception and book signing. Admission is free for students and Museum members and $15 for non-members. Working members of the press will be admitted free of charge. For information or reservations contact Lindsay Seeger at 212-908-4110 or

About the Museum of American Finance
The Museum of American Finance, an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution, is the nation’s only public museum dedicated to finance, entrepreneurship and the open market system. With its extensive collection of financial documents and objects, its seminars and educational programming, its publication and oral history program, the Museum portrays the breadth and richness of American financial and economic history. For more information, visit To contribute to the Museum’s Recessipedia wiki on the current financial crisis, please visit

About The Schwartz Center for Economic Policy Analysis
The Bernard Schwartz Center for Economic Policy Analysis, made possible through a generous gift from Irene and Bernard L. Schwartz, is the lively economic research arm of The New School for Social Research. Economists at the Schwartz Center study economic growth, employment, and inequality in the U.S. economy and its global context. Each year the center hosts economic policy workshops, publishes topical policy notes, and sponsors newsworthy lectures by top economists and leaders. For more information, visit