Getting Up to Speed on the Financial Crisis: a One-Weekend-Reader's Guide
34 Pages Posted: 21 Jan 2012 Last revised: 2 Feb 2012
Date Written: January 2012
All economists should be conversant with "what happened?" during the financial crisis of 2007-2009. We select and summarize 16 documents, including academic papers and reports from regulatory and international agencies. This reading list covers the key facts and mechanisms in the build-up of risk, the panics in short-term-debt markets, the policy reactions, and the real effects of the financial crisis.
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