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Conference Making sense of Finance, March 12, 2021


In 2020 it was 300 years ago that the very first international financial crisis emerged. From France, England and the Netherlands it raged through Europe and the world. This crisis generated a wide public debate about the value and threats of the financial sector and the relationship between finance and society. The South Sea Bubble or the "windhandel” of the year 1720 thus gave a strong impulse to a long tradition of sense making, i.e. of reflection on the public value of the financial sector. This moment is seized to reflect on the dynamic relationship between finance and society with a symposium on Friday, March 12,  2021. This event will bring together people from the financial sector, historians, and policy makers to discuss the position of the financial sector in society. The event will be broadcasted live from De Nederlandsche Bank. Participation in the event is online.

We look forward to meeting you (online) and to an inspiring conference.

Kind regards, on behalf of the organizing team,

Olaf Sleijpen, De Nederlandsche Bank
Inger Leemans, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam