2020 Maxwell Fry Global Finance Lecture

Each year, the U.K.’s Money, Macro & Finance Society, in collaboration with the Birmingham Business School, University of Birmingham (UK), sponsors a lecture in honor of Maxwell Fry. The MMF writes on its web page:

Maxwell J. Fry (1944-2000) was a prominent figure around the world in International Finance and his work was widely acclaimed in central banking circles. His contribution was in the fields of international and development (‘global’) finance and this annual lecture is given by an internationally leading academic or policymaker on a topic that reflects Fry’s interests.

Fry received his PhD in Economics at the London School of Economics in 1970 and taught at The City University of London for four years. In 1974 he joined the Department of Economics at the University of Hawaii before leaving to teach at University of California-Irvine in 1980. Shortly after this he accepted an endowed chair as a Professor of International Finance at Birmingham Business School. He passed away prematurely in 2000 and we remember him each year in late October.

I was honored to deliver the 2020 lecture, via Zoom. My slides are available here.

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