TopQuants would like to cordially invite you to a screening of Boom Bust Boom, a multimedia documentary hoping to explain economics to everyone and kickstart a global debate. It will be held on:
Wednesday 3rd of February, 2016
The result of a meeting between writer, director, historian and Python Terry Jones and economics professor and entrepreneur Theo Kocken, the film is co-written by Jones and Kocken. It is co-directed by Terry Jones with son Bill Jones and Ben Timlett, AKA Bill & Ben Productions.
A combination of live action, animation and puppetry featuring high profile advocates such as John Cusack, leading experts including Nobel Prize winners Daniel Kahneman, Robert J Shiller and Paul Krugman, the film represents a global movement to change economics through education and encourage debate. Boom Bust Boom proposes a simple idea – let’s adapt economics to human nature.
A unique look at why economic crashes will keep happening, Terry Jones says of the film: “If you don’t know what happened to the economy in 2008 you will do by the end of this film. I am hoping it will encourage debate on how we can adapt the economic system to human nature, instead of idly hoping humans will change.”
As Kocken points out, “The people in the street are the ones who directly or indirectly pay for and suffer from financial follies. It is crucial the public as a whole understands what went wrong and what they can do to try and stop it happening again. We want to support economic students around the world who struggle with the fact that what is taught at universities doesn’t link to reality.”
EY has been so kind as to host the screening at their Dutch headquarters in Amsterdam. Please register using the button above. If you have registered, but cannot attend – do let us know as soon as possible, so that as many people as possible can attend the event.
Find out more about the film at boombustclick.com, the accompanying educational initiative to drive awareness of the global financial ‘boom and bust cycle’.