I’ve giving a talk this morning at Camp Nou at an event organized by the Ernest Lluch Foundation. Lluch was a Catalan economist, who was also health minister in the Spanish government between 1982 and 1986 and is credited with extending full coverage to all citizens within the national health system. In later life he became an ardent supporter of Basque self determination, which made it all the more shocking when he was assassinated by the Basque terrorist organization ETA in 2000. Hundreds of thousands lined the streets of Barcelona at his funeral. The Foundation exists to preserve his memory and work as an economist, social thinker and also as an advocate of sports. He was a committed Barca fan and had close connections with the club.
Here is a copy of my slides for today’s talk on Financial instability in football.