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18 Pages Posted: 11 Aug 2009 Last revised: 17 May 2010

Andrew Metrick

Yale School of Management; National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)

Gary B. Gorton

Yale School of Management; National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)

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Date Written: May 12, 2010

Abstract

When 'confidence' is lost, 'liquidity dries up.' We investigate the meaning of 'confidence' and 'liquidity' in the context of the current financial crisis. The financial crisis is a manifestation of an age-old problem with private money creation, banking panics. We explain this and provide some evidence with respect to the current crisis.

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Metrick, Andrew and Gorton, Gary B., Haircuts (May 12, 2010). Yale ICF Working Paper No. 09-15. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1447438 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1447438

Andrew Metrick

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