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MIT Sloan Throughout the Crisis: Leading the Conversation

Johnson, Lo, and Kochan(L-R) Prof. Simon Johnson,
Prof. Andrew Lo, Prof. Tom Kochan

The MIT Sloan community has always played a key role in shaping the world’s understanding of economic conditions, but no time in recent memory has their leadership been so needed and welcomed as it was after the onset of the global economic crisis in 2008. With the collapse of Lehman Brothers and Merrill Lynch heralding an unprecedented period of economic hardship and panic around the world, MIT Sloan leaders Simon Johnson, Andrew Lo, and Tom Kochan continued working not only to shape economic policy on Capitol Hill, but also to help educate and advise the public at large through network television interviews, newspaper editorials, and blogs rich with the kind of insight and information for which the world so hungered.

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