Noted Macroeconomics Expert and Resident Faculty at Meghnad Desai Academy of Economics, Professor Indradeep Ghosh, is currently leading a group of five students from Jai Hind College on a focused reading of 5 books about the 2008 Financial Crisis. The group meets every Saturday for 90 minutes.
The meetings began on January 9 and will occur every Saturday through May 28. Reading is assigned ahead of time that everyone completes and comes prepared to discuss. The objective is to help students learn about the 2008 Financial Crisis from the writings of eminent economists who have thought about the crisis and written book-length reflections on the various questions and issues raised by the crisis.
An equally important objective is for students to develop the ability to read and think critically, as not all of the authors on the reading list agree about the causes of the crisis, nor do they necessarily offer the same solutions for avoiding future crises – so students will learn how to weigh the authors’ arguments and choose for themselves which arguments are the most convincing.
The authors include U. Chicago economist and current RBI governor Raghuram Rajan, Nobel Prize winner and New York Times columnist Paul Krugman, and Financial Times columnist Martin Wolf, among others.
Here are the list of books used during the program:
Fault Lines – Raghuram Rajan
Fixing Global Finance – Martin Wolf
End this Depression Now! – Paul Krugman
Enigma of Capital – David Harvey
Economics Rules – Dani Rodrik
So, why don’t you participate remotely by putting these books on your reading list? Get going!