Anatomy of the 2008 Financial Crisis: An Economic Analysis Postmortem

3 Pages Posted: 26 Nov 2008

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Greg W. Hunter

California State Polytechnic University, Pomona - Department of Economics

Date Written: November 22, 2008

Abstract

The document summarizes ideas about the causes of the 2008 financial crisis and is intended to be written so that a non-specialist can grasp the content and contribute to the discussion. This is intended to be a living document. I hope others will read it and add information to explain the details I have omitted or stated incorrectly. Please send an e-mail to me with your corrections and I'll gladly add your name as a contributor.

Keywords: financial crisis, inter-bank lending, mortgage backed securities, risk diversification

JEL Classification: A10, A20, D80, E51, G18

Suggested Citation

Hunter, Greg Warren, Anatomy of the 2008 Financial Crisis: An Economic Analysis Postmortem (November 22, 2008). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1305649 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1305649

Greg Warren Hunter (Contact Author)

California State Polytechnic University, Pomona - Department of Economics ( email )

United States
909-869-4888 (Phone)

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