Back to All Events

Book Launch: Legislating Instability by Tyler Beck Goodspeed

Tyler Beck Goodspeed will be launching his book Legislating Instability – Adam Smith, Free Banking, and the Financial Crisis of 1772 at the Adam Smith Institute.

Introducing Tyler's book will be Conservative politician and friend of the ASI Steve Baker MP.

About Legislating Instability:

From 1716 to 1845, Scotland’s banks were among the most dynamic and resilient in Europe, effectively absorbing a series of adverse economic shocks that rocked financial markets in London and on the continent. Legislating Instability explains the seeming paradox that the Scottish banking system achieved this success without the government controls usually considered necessary for economic stability.

About the Author:

Dr. Goodspeed is a Junior Fellow at the University of Oxford and has just started as a Lecturer in Economics in the Department of Political Economy at King's College London. Prior to earning his Ph.D. from Harvard University in May 2014, he received his A.B. from Harvard College, summa cum laude, in 2008, and from 2008-2009 was a Gates Scholar at the University of Cambridge.

His first book, Rethinking the Keynesian Revolution, analyzes the debates between John Maynard Keynes and Friedrich Hayek, and considers the relevance of those debates to contemporary macroeconomic theory. Tyler's current research focuses on eighteenth- and nineteenth-century British and North American economic history, with particular attention to informal banking and the political economy of financial regulation, as well as long-run economic development.

About Steve Baker MP:

Steve Baker is MP for Wycombe. He co-chairs Conservatives for Britain, as well as serving on the Treasury Select Committee and the Executive of the Conservative 1922 Committee.

Earlier Event: November 1
TNG with Joseph Sternberg
Later Event: December 3
The ASI presents Forum