Anatomy of the 2008 Financial Crisis: An Economic Analysis Postmortem
3 Pages Posted: 26 Nov 2008
Date Written: November 22, 2008
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
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