Professor Sebastien Betermier of the Desautels Faculty of Management in dialogue with Mr. Shaun Donovan, former Director of the Office of Management and Budget of the U.S. Government

Leadership During Economic Crisis

Mr. Shaun Donovan, former Director of the Office of Management and Budget of the U.S. Government in dialogue with Sebastien Betermier, Associate Professor at Desautels.

Leadership During Economic Crisis

A Leadership Dialogue with SHAUN DONOVAN, former Director of the Office of Management and Budget under President Barack Obama and PROFESSOR SEBASTIEN BETERMIER, Assistant Professor, Finance, McGill University Desautels Faculty of Management.

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Topics Discussed

  1. Piloting the U.S. through the Great Recession (6:42)

  2. Rescuing the U.S. Housing Market (16:46)

  3. Mortgage Fraud by Banks in Spring 2010 (33:07)

  4. Uncompromising Pursuit of an Effective Solution for Veteran Homelessness (46:50)

  5. Uncompromising Pursuit of an Effective Solution for Hurricane Sandy (48:52)

  6. Using Quantitative Measures to Drive Optimization and Collaboration (1:00:22)

  7. Building a Culture of Risk-taking Initiatives in the Public Sector (1:09:09)


About the event

Date: February 20, 2017 - 6:00 - 7:30 pm
Location: McGill Faculty Club Ballroom, 3450 McTavish Street, Montreal

The Marcel Desautels Institute for Integrated Management was delighted to host an economic discourse with Shaun Donovan, former Director of the Office of Management and Budget under President Barack Obama. Mr. Donovan spoke about his time as the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development following the U.S. financial crisis of 2007-2008 and provided insight into the role the federal government played in pulling the U.S. economy through the crisis. The discussion explored themes such as the role of public institutions during times of crisis, parallels between the U.S. and Canada’s economies, and the preparation for the current transition of leadership.

Sebastien Betermier, Assistant Professor of Finance at Desautels, led the discussion with Mr. Donovan.