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A Call for Judgment: sensible finance for a dynamic economy

LSE public lecture

Our prosperity requires the enterprise of innumerable individuals and businesses who exercise their imagination and judgment—and bear responsibility for outcomes. And widespread enterprise is fostered through dialogue and relationships, not merely prices in anonymous markets. Yet in the last several decades finance has become increasingly centralised, distanced, and mechanistic. Bhide's lecture explains how bad theories and mis-regulation led to this dangerous divergence between the real economy and finance.

Amar Bhide is the Schmidheiny Professor at the Fletcher School, a founding member of the Center on Capitalism and Society, and editor of Capitalism and Society. He has been a consultant at McKinsey & Company and a proprietary trader at E.F. Hutton. Bhide is the author of The Venturesome Economy: How Innovation Sustains Prosperity in a More Connected World, The Origin and Evolution of New Businesses , and of Politics and Economic Reality. He has written about the financial crisis in the Wall Street Journal, Business Week, and Forbes.

This event celebrates the publication of his latest book A Call for Judgment: Sensible Finance for a Dynamic Economy.


Professor Amar Bhide | talks


Date and Time:

12 October 2010 at 5:15 pm


1 hour



Sheikh Zayed Theatre
New Academic Building
London School of Economics and Political Science

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