Dr. Ball, with a PhD in Economics from MIT and the current Dept. of Economics Chair @ Johns Hopkins University, wrote his book to address the Lehman Brothers failure, which was the pivotal event in triggering the financial crisis of 2008. Addressing a continuing controversy of whether Lehman should have been rescued or allowed to fail, he spent four years researching a plethora of public records to determine if the legal and political climates would/should have allowed for the rescue of Lehman. His insights are very interesting re: this critical and pivotal event, the genesis of a market development that contributed to a major financial crisis. We thoroughly enjoyed doing the interview and are confident that our listeners will find it to be enlightening, balanced, and insightful on this historic and impactful event.
August 8, 2018