Dinner with Dr. Paul Mueller, "A Decade Later: Why the Conventional Wisdom about the 2008 Financial Crisis is Still Wrong" Despite ten years of hindsight, the prevailing narrative of the 2008 financial crisis is that deregulation and free markets are to blame for the worst crisis and recession since the Great Depression. If free-wheeling finance and deregulation are the causes of the crisis, it stands to reason that creating new restrictions and regulations to constrain risky behavior will solve the problem. However, blaming deregulation and free markets misses the true causes of the crisis and, unsurprisingly, increased regulations under Dodd-Frank have not truly fixed the underlying problems.
RSVP for Faculty Dinner Presentation
October 17, 2017 | Legacy 303T | 5:15–7:30pm
Dr. Paul Mueller
Assistant Professor of Economics at The King's College, Manhattan
Dr. Paul Mueller is an assistant professor of economics at The King’s College in Manhattan. Before joining King’s, he completed his Ph.D. at George Mason University. Dr. Mueller’s academic interests include monetary economics, financial markets, public choice economics, the history of economic theory (particularly the works of Adam Smith), and Austrian economics. He has published articles in the Journal of Private Enterprise, the Review of Austrian Economics, the Adam Smith Review, and the Quarterly Review of Austrian Economics. He also contributes a column about Adam Smith’s ideas to a Cato Institute blog.