Keynes Hayek, The Clash that Defined Modern Economics

Friday April 27, 12:00-1:30 PM


Speaker: Nicholas Wapshott

Author and Reuters Contributing Columnist

Chair: Charlotte Chamberlain


A Portfolio Management Community of Interest Group Event

As the U.S. stagger-steps out of recession while Europe teeters towards its own severe slowdown, the issue of whether government intervention helps or hinders economic recovery is once again being hotly debated by both economists and politicians.

In his new book, Keynes Hayek: The Clash that Defined Modern Economics, Nicholas Wapshott explores this question from the perspective of the fierce argument between British economist John Maynard Keynes and the Austrian economist Friedrich Hayek.  Mr. Wapshott traces both the intellectual and personal interactions of the two men most responsible for the way we view the efficiency of free-markets versus economic intervention by government.

As reviewed by the New York Times, “Mr. Wapshott has written an important book. It is compelling not only as a history of two distinctive thinkers and their influence, but also as a narrative of political decision-making and its underlying priorities.”

Join us on April 27, 2012 for a luncheon meeting to hear Mr. Wapshott discuss the economic relevance and personal interactions of these two titans of economic thought.

Nicholas Wapshott's book, Keynes Hayek: The Clash that Defined Modern Economics, will be the first book featured by the CFALA Book Club.

Check out  Bloomberg’s syndication of four excepts from Keynes Hayek at   The easiest way to view all four parts of the series is to query  Wapshott on the home page for

To view part one of the series, click here.

Speaker Bio:

Nicholas Wapshott is a prominent British journalist and writer. He is a Reuters contributing columnist and an online content consultant to a number of media and private clients. He was the editor of The Times Saturday edition as well as the founding editor of The Times Magazine. He has written a number of biographies including Ronald Reagan and Margaret Thatcher: A Political Marriage and Carol Reed: A Biography. His book Keynes Hayek: The Clash That Defined Modern Economics was published by W. W. Norton in October 2011.





Bring your copy of Keynes Hayek: The Clash that Defined Modern Economics!  Nicholas Wapshott will be available to sign books after the presentation.  Books will NOT be for sale at the event.

This event will also officially kick-off the CFALA Book Club.  Sign up to join the book club at the event and meet Henry To, CFA,  the book club coordinator.  We're looking for suggestions for upcoming books to be discussed. 

Registration Links
CFALA Members: $20.00 (place cursor on amount for link)
Student Discount: $30.00 (Valid Student ID required at the event)
Non-members: $50.00 (place cursor on amount for link)

Time: 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm, Lunch

Location: Millennium Biltmore Hotel Los Angeles  
                  506 South Grand Avenue
                  Los Angeles, CA 90071-2607

Parking: Hotel Valet Parking: $20.00
                Self-Parking at AT&T Center (611 S. Grand Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90071 -
                 Driveway just South of Hilton's Checkers Hotel): $9.35

As a participant in the CFA Institute Approved-Provider Program, the
CFA Society of Los Angeles has determined that this program qualifies
for 1 credit hours. If you are a CFA Institute member, CE credit for
your participation in this program will be automatically recorded in your CE Diary.

Dress Code: Business Casual

Payment Information:

Methods of payment accepted: Visa/Mastercard, American Express and Discover. If you prefer to pay by check please register online and select "purchase order" as your payment option and enter your last name as the purchase order number. Mail check to: CFA Society of Los Angeles, 520 S. Grand Ave, Suite 370, Los Angeles CA 90071.

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