Global Financial Crisis 15 Years On: What Have We Learned? with Wayne Swan | Summer Series

featuring Ebony Bennett and Greg Jericho


Our summer podcast series brings you some of the best conversations from our webinars and live events in 2023.

On 15 September 2008 came the collapse of Lehmann Brothers, the largest bankruptcy in US history. This set off a chain reaction and had a massive impact on the Australia financial system and economy. Across the northern hemisphere the GFC became known as the Great Recession. But in Australia the economy was spared the large rises in unemployment that occurred in the USA and Europe as well as the collapse of major financial institutions.

This was recorded on Friday 15th September 2023 and things may have changed since recording. // @theausinstitute


Wayne Swan, National President of the ALP, former Labor Member for Lilley and former Deputy Prime Minister and Treasurer of Australia // @SwannyQLD

Greg Jericho, Chief Economist, the Australia Institute and the Centre for Future Work // @GrogsGamut

Host: Ebony Bennett, Deputy Director, the Australia Institute // @ebony_bennett

Producer: Jennifer Macey // @jennifermacey

Edited by: Emily Perkins

Theme Music: Pulse and Thrum; additional music by Blue Dot Sessions

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