George Soros Lecture Series: Financial Markets


The second in the series of lectures is George Soros Lecture Series: Financial Markets.

Open Society Foundations chairman and founder George Soros shares his latest thinking on economics and politics in a five-part lecture series recorded at Central European University, October 26-30, 2009. The lectures are the culmination of a lifetime of practical and philosophical reflection.

Soros discusses his general theory of reflexivity and its application to financial markets, providing insights into the recent financial crisis. The third and fourth lectures examine the concept of open society, which has guided Soros’s global philanthropy, as well as the potential for conflict between capitalism and open society. The closing lecture focuses on the way ahead, examining the increasingly important economic and political role that China will play in the future.


This lecture is much more practical than the abstract first lecture. Perhaps you can understand this lecture without hearing the first one, but if you find yourself wanting to know more about reflexivity, you can read my excerpt from the fist lecture which I put in my previous post Soros: General Theory of Reflexivity. If my excerpt isn’t enough, you may also want to listen to the full lecture or the transcript that are both embedded in that post. Seeing the whole thing is about a one hour time commitment, with the payoff way at the end.

This lecture series occurred in 2009. The Institute For New Economic Thinking has become a well established organizationi since this lecture.


April 24, 2018

George Soros Lecture Series: Financial Markets Q&A.


April 24, 2018

The third lecture in this series can be found in the subsequent post George Soros Lecture Series: Open Society

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