Central Banks in a Crisis

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Gregg Guerin - First Trust and Randall Kroszner - Former Governor of Federal Reserve

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As a response to the COVID-19 pandemic, 2020 has seen the most Central Bank activity since the Great Financial Crisis in 2008. Central Banks around the world raced to stem the panic from the first economic lockdown in history. On this call, we are joined by former Fed Governor Dr. Randall Kroszner, who himself was one of the Governors at the Fed with Ben Bernanke from 2006-2009, the duration of the GFC. On this call, we cover broadly 3 topics: 1) How did Central Banks respond to this Crisis? 2) How was it similar/different to 2008? 3) Looking Forward, Questions regarding impact/consequences of Central Banks’ Actions.

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