2012 Lecture: Are capitalism and democracy failing us?

by Emily B
Raghuram Rajan at the Wincott Lecture 2012.

The 2012 Annual Memorial Lecture was given on Wednesday, 17 October 2012 by Raghuram Rajan, then the Eric J Gleacher Distinguished Service Professor of Finance at the Booth School of Business, University of Chicago. Prof Rajan has since become the Governor of the Reserve Bank of India. The lecture was followed by a comment by Roger Bootle, Managing Director, Capital Economics.

For a Powerpoint outline of the lecture, click here.

Raghuram Rajan’s article in the Financial Times, based on the lecture, can be read here.

There were a number of responses to Rajan’s lecture, which can be read via the links below.

  • Comment on the lecture by Roger Bootle, Managing Director of Capital Economics
  • Vernon Bogdanor, Research Professor at the Institute for Contemporary History at King’s College, London on the various forms of capitalism
  • Diane Coyle, head of Enlightenment Economics and a Wincott trustee, adds institutional and governance reform to Professor Rajan’s already long list
  • Catherine Snowdon, Wincott postgraduate scholar in business and economics journalism at the Cardiff University School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies (JOMEC), welcomes Professor Rajan’s broad view

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