Protecting Financial Markets: Lessons from the Subprime Mortgage Meltdown
Steven L. Schwarcz
Duke University School of Law
Minnesota Law Review, Vol. 93, No. 2, 2008
Duke Law School Legal Studies Paper No. 175
Why did the recent subprime mortgage meltdown undermine financial market stability notwithstanding the protections provided by market norms and financial regulation? This article attempts to answer that question by identifying anomalies and obvious protections that failed to work, and then by examining hypotheses that might explain the anomalies and failures. The resulting explanations provide critical insights into protecting financial markets.
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Date posted: March 18, 2008 ; Last revised: June 5, 2012