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What Happened to Global Growth?

Atif Mian, Princeton professor and coauthor of the acclaimed book "House of Debt" delivered this years Sheffrin Lecture

Atif Mian is Theodore A. Wells ‘29 Professor of Economics and Public Affairs at Princeton University, and Director of the Julis-Rabinowitz Center for Public Policy and Finance at the Woodrow Wilson School. He holds a bachelor’s degree in mathematics with computer science and Ph.D. in economics from MIT. Prior to joining Princeton in 2012 he taught at the University of California, Berkeley and the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

Mian’s work studies the connections between finance and the macroeconomy. His latest book, House of Debt, with Amir Sufi, builds upon powerful new data to describe how debt precipitated the Great Recession. The book explains why debt continues to threaten the global economy, and what needs to be done to fix the financial system. House of Debt has been critically acclaimed by The New York TimesFinancial TimesThe Wall Street Journal,The EconomistThe Atlantic and others.

You can view the lecture in its entirety here