Political Theory

Responsibility and the Financial Crisis


This conference was on the breaches of fiduciary responsibility and failure of key "gatekeepers" that resulted in the most recent financial crisis. Although most writers point either to the absence of regulation or to government's interference as the cause of the crisis, this conference took a different approach and considered issues of personal and corporate responsibility.


Conference Readings

Allison, John A. The Financial Crisis and the Free Market Cure: How Destructive Banking Reform Is Killing the Economy. New York City: McGraw-Hill, 2013.

Coffee, John C., Jr. Gatekeepers: The Professions and Corporate Governance. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2006.

Lewis, Michael. The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine. New York City: W. W. Norton & Company Ltd., 2011.

Macey, Jonathan R. The Death of Corporate Reputation: How Integrity Has Been Destroyed on Wall Street. Upper Saddle River: Pearson Education, Inc., 2013.

Malloch, Theodore Roosevelt and Jordan D. Mamorsky. The End of Ethics and a Way Back: How to Fix a Fundamentally Broken Global Financial System. Singapore: John Wiley & Sons, 2013.