Raghuram G. Rajan, annual conference speaker and professor at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, has sparked discussion with his book, Fault Lines: How Hidden Fractures Still Threaten the World Economy.
Was increased inequality — and the political response to it — a cause of the global financial crisis? The Economist recently examined Professor Rajan’s theories and looked at some competing viewpoints.
Annual conference attendees will be able to learn more about the hidden fractures threatening the world economy at Professor Rajan’s Wednesday morning session on 11 May 2001.
UPDATED 1/31/11: The Economist has since published professor Rajan’s response to his critics.