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The Financial Crisis of 2007-2009: Causes and Contributing Circumstances

50 Pages Posted: 23 Jul 2010 Last revised: 23 Aug 2010

Melanie L. Fein

Fein Law Offices

Date Written: September 2009

Abstract

This paper comprehensively examines the causes of the financial crisis of 2007-2008. This paper was prepared on behalf of the Task Force on the Causes of the Financial Crisis, a subgroup of the Task Force on Regulatory Reform of the Committee on Banking Law, Section of Business Law, American Bar Association.

This paper reflects the individual views of the author and contributing members of Task Force and was prepared for the use of the members of the Task Force in their individual capacities only. This paper has not been adopted by and does not represent the official views of the American Bar Association or any committee thereof.

Keywords: financial crisis, causes, banking system, financial institutions, banks, banking organizations, banking institutions, banking agencies, mortgage, subprime, chronology, causes, circumstances

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Fein, Melanie L., The Financial Crisis of 2007-2009: Causes and Contributing Circumstances (September 2009). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1647082 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1647082

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