17 Pages Posted: 25 Aug 2009 Last revised: 26 Sep 2010
Date Written: August 2009
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.
Suggested Citation: Suggested Citation
Gorton, Gary B. and Metrick, Andrew, Haircuts (August 2009). NBER Working Paper No. w15273. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1459574