Business & Ethics: Lessons from the Global Economic Crisis
Richard Buxbaum, Ernesto Dalbó, Christopher Kutz, David Vogel & John Quigley
Description: The global economic meltdown clearly demonstrates the importance of corporate governance and ethics. Less evident are the steps to improving how financial firms operate. A panel of UC Berkeley professors explore and respond to questions such as: How should executives incorporate potential global and long term impacts into their business decisions? Can corporate governance structures and rules be improved to provide meaningful oversight and socially favorable incentives to financial firm leaders? Are the recent announcements of bonuses to financial executives a sign of economic recovery or continued ethical lapses? Panelists include Richard Buxbaum (Berkeley Law), Ernesto Dalbó (Haas School of Business), Christopher Kutz (Berkeley Law), David Vogel (Haas School of Business), and John Quigley (Dept. of Economics).
Sponsor(s): Berkeley Center on Institutions and Governance (IGOV) Sponsor: Berkeley Center for Law, Business and the Economy