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The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine

LSE public discussion

The era that defined the City and Wall Street may finally be over. Michael Lewis first exposed its greed and carnage in the international bestseller Liar's Poker. With the fires of the world's greatest financial meltdown still smouldering, Lewis returns to his old haunts to figure out what went so very wrong in his darkly humorous new account. The Big Short is a visceral tour to the heart of the money-making machine, traces the origins of the crisis and is a razor-sharp analysis of a new cast of compulsively fascinating characters that saw the whole thing coming, or actively drove our economy overboard.

Michael Lewis was born in New Orleans and educated at Princeton University and the London School of Economics and Political Science (MSc Economics 1985). The New York Times bestseller, Liar's Poker is widely considered the book that defined Wall Street in the 1980s. He has written several other bestsellers including Home Game, Blind Side and Moneyball. Lewis is Contributing Editor for Vanity Fair and New York Times Magazine.

This event marks the publication of Michael Lewis latest book The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine.


Michael Lewis | talks
(Chair) Professor David Webb | talks


Date and Time:

27 January 2011 at 6:30 pm


1 hour 30 minutes



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

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London School of Economics & Political Science
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