On March 7, the SAIS Review and International Political Economy program hosted SAIS alumnus Neil Shenai (Ph.D. ’14, M.A. ’08) for a discussion on his recently-published book, Social Finance: Shadow Banking During the Global Financial Crisis (Palgrave 2018). SAIS professors Gordon Bodnar and Charles Doran, as well as Daleep Singh (former Assistant U.S. Treasury Secretary) and John Fagan (Markets Policy Partners, Inc.) participated in the panel.
Shenai presented his conventions-based theory of financial crises, and numerous current and former students participated in a wide-ranging discussion on the advantages of Shenai’s model, the overall state of academic research on financial markets, and policy implications of Shenai’s theory on financial regulation and managing risks in the global economy. Social Finance is available for purchase via the publisher’s website and on Amazon.