Join us for the next live webcast of my MIT class on the global crisis. Details after the jump…
From 4pm to 7pm Boston time, we’ll talk about (1) GM, to bailout or not, and how this fits with the likely direction of the US economy; (2) the G20 meeting this weekend, including what happened and why; (3) the overall flow of the crisis around the world and back to the United States. I’ll be testifying on Capitol Hill on Wednesday, and will try to preview some of the more relevant points in class.
You can find background reading for any of these topics on http://BaselineScenario.com: just look at relevant tags (e.g., G20), search for the keywords, or look under the category “Classroom.”
For part of the class our guest will be Jeff Shames, a very experienced investor.
As before, you can post your questions here, and we’ll try to deal with them during class; we keep an eye on the website during the session.
Our technical team sends the following information…
The live webcast will be in RealMedia format. Here’s the link to the webcast: http://web.mit.edu/webcast/sloan/2008/simon_johnson/sloan-financial_crises-simon_johnson-E51345-18nov2008-1600-350k.ram
RealPlayer version 8 provides all required functionality for viewing this webcast. Here’s a link that provides some verification resources for viewers of RealMedia content: http://web.mit.edu/smcs/help/realhelp.htm
A recording will be available to download later in the week, probably on Thursday.