Ricardo J. Caballero - the Ford International Professor of Economics, MIT - will deliver the ninth Paolo Baffi Lecture on 10 December 2009.
The Lecture series was instituted by the Bank of Italy to promote original contributions by eminent scholars on the subject of money and finance. The Lecture is named after Paolo Baffi, Governor of the Bank of Italy from 1975 to 1979, to commemorate his outstanding achievements in research and central banking during the more than fifty years he dedicated to the service of the Bank of Italy and the nation and as a tribute to his unselfish commitment to the public interest. This year marks the 20th anniversary of Paolo Baffi's death.
The scope of the Lecture reflects the attention Paolo Baffi devoted to money and finance in his scholarly writings and his belief in the need to advance theoretical and applied analysis in this field. The ninth Lecture will deal with the financial crisis, its consequences and policy responses.