In this session we will explore the causes and consequences of the 2007/08 financial crisis and discuss the governance of the global economy with a focus on the rise of the G20 as the pre-eminent global economic forum.

Lecture Prezi


There are no set readings for this session because all students will have read a book on the GFC for the book review assignment. However, students may wish to watch The Inside Job and/or Inside the Meltdown and to read a few news items on the Brisbane G20 Summit in preparation for the class.

Podcasts & Videos

Global Governance and Regulation (Ngaire Woods, Oxford)

History of Key Institutions IMF/World Bank/G8/G20 – What Why When? (Ngaire Woods, Oxford)

Credit Crunch Global recession why/when/what? (Ngaire Woods, Oxford)

What does the Financial Crisis mean for Developing Countries? (Ngaire Woods, Oxford)