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The Qatar Centre for Global Banking & Finance welcomes Professor Samuel G. Hanson from Harvard Business School to present this research seminar on ‘Predictable Financial Crises’.

Are financial crises predictable? The predictability of financial crises is a central issue in ensuring the economy remains stable.

In this virtual seminar, Professor Samuel G. Hanson will present historical data on post-war financial crises around the world, to show that crises are substantially predictable. He will discuss the combination of rapid credit and asset price growth and its effects on crisis predictability.

About the speaker

Samuel G. Hanson is a Professor in the Finance Unit at Harvard Business School, and a Faculty Research Fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research. He teaches the Investment Strategies course in the MBA elective curriculum and PhD courses in Corporate Finance and Empirical Methods.

Professor Hanson holds a Ph.D. in Business Economics from Harvard University and a B.A. in Quantitative Economics and Philosophy from Tufts University. Before beginning his doctoral studies, he worked as an investment banking analyst at Lehman Brothers and as an assistant economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. During 2009 Hanson worked at the U.S. Treasury Department where he served as a Special Assistant and Liaison to the White House National Economic Council.

Professor Hanson’s research interests lie in corporate finance, behavioral finance, and asset pricing. His recent research has focused on corporate supply responses to fluctuations in investor demand for different types of securities and on optimal financial regulation. Hanson’s research has appeared in the Quarterly Journal of Economics, the Journal of Finance, the Journal of Financial Economics, the Review of Financial Studies, and the Journal of Economic Perspectives.

About the Virtual Seminar Series

The Qatar Centre for Global Banking and Finance's virtual seminar series provides a forum for researchers at Central Banks and Academics working on central banking issues to present their research. Seminars take place fortnightly Monday at 2pm and last one hour, including time for questions from attendees.

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David Aikman

Director of the Qatar Centre for Global Banking & Finance


Advisor, Qatar Centre for Global Banking & Finance