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Getting Up to Speed on the Financial Crisis: A One-Weekend-Reader's Guide

  • Gary Gorton
  • Andrew Metrick

All economists should be conversant with "what happened?" during the financial crisis of 2007-09. We select and summarize sixteen 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. (JEL E32, E44, E52, G01, G21, G28)

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Volume (Year): 50 (2012)
Issue (Month): 1 (March)
Pages: 128-50

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Handle: RePEc:aea:jeclit:v:50:y:2012:i:1:p:128-50
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  6. Carmen M. Reinhart & Kenneth S. Rogoff, 2010. "From Financial Crash to Debt Crisis," NBER Working Papers 15795, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
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