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Seminar on Strategy & IB by Professor Kazuhiko YAGO (March 22, Wednesday)
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Strategy & IB Seminar
School of Business

The Bank for International Settlements:
a contemporary financial history

Professor Kazuhiko Yago
Faculty of Commerce
Waseda Universit

Referring to archival sources of the BIS and financial institutions of the member countries, this lecture aims to clarify how the BIS faced the challenges of contemporary international financial systems. The lecture deals with following subjects: Why and how was the BIS founded? How did the BIS cope with the Great Depression in the 1930s? Was the BIS responsible for the looted gold incident during World War II? After the dissolution sentence at the Bretton Woods Conference in 1944, how did the BIS survive? How did the BIS act during the dollar crisis in the 1960s and the 1970s? And what are the roles played by the BIS in contemporary world economy?

Date/Time22/03/2017 15:00-16:30
VenueKK1236, 12/F., K.K. Leung Building, The University of Hong Kong

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