Are we safer now? Ten years since the global financial crisis

New Library, University College, University of Oxford
Open to the public
This event is free – register via the GEG website to attend
October 2018

It has been a decade since the global financial crisis brought the worldwide financial system to the brink of collapse. Since the crisis, there have been numerous efforts – (inter)governmental, corporate, supranational – to make the system safer. Have they worked? Is the world safer from financial crisis today than it was before the 2008 crisis? Where are hidden dangers lurking? Who is inclined to stymie reforms? This panel will reflect on progress and deadlock over the past decade, using the anniversary to discuss legacies of the 2008 crisis, the politics and praxis of reform, and the future of global financial markets. 


  • Grace Blakely – Research Fellow, IPPR Commission on Economic Justice
  • Giles Keating – Werthstein Institute & Former Global Chief Economist, Credit Suisse
  • Professor Karthik Ramanna - Professor of Business and Public Policy, Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford
  • Sir John Vickers - Warden, All Souls College; Professor of Economics; University of Oxford, Chair of the UK Independent Commission on Banking

The discussion will be chaired by Dr Emily Jones, Associate Professor in Public Policy and Director of the Global Economic Governance Programme (GEG).

This event is co-hosted by GEG and is part of the Political Economy of Finance conference for early career researchers. Find out more.