International College of Economics and Finance

ICEF Assistant Professor Vladimir Sokolov addresses an HSE film screening

In the run-up to the Oscars ceremony, the Higher School of Economics put on a special showing of one of the nominated films: The Big Short. Its subject is the global economic crash of 2008, and so before the screening, researchers in Economics from the HSE were on hand to present and discuss their views on the crisis. The main question: who was able to predict the 2008 crash – and how? What signals were there in the financial markets on the eve of the crisis? And how did Bear Sterns and Lehman Brothers collapse so drastically? ICEF Assistant Professor Vladimir Sokolov participated in this special event and discussion, which took place in the Pioneer cinema in central Moscow.