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A Review of the Crises

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  • Shoham Amir

    () (The College of Management)

  • Pelzman Joseph

    () (George Washington University)

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The literature on the financial crisis is very large and diverse. The intent of this article is to summarize these and other mainstream articles through the lens of two key questions: (1) what caused the crisis? and (2) why have the spillover effects been so devastating in so many industrial countries?In Section II of this review, we address the demand side for liquidity. Section III presents the supply side of liquidity. Section IV tackles the second question: namely, the contagion effect. Section V introduces the other articles in this special section of the journal.

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  • Shoham Amir & Pelzman Joseph, 2011. "A Review of the Crises," Global Economy Journal, De Gruyter, vol. 11(2), pages 1-19, July.
  • Handle: RePEc:bpj:glecon:v:11:y:2011:i:2:n:5
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    1. Horvath Roman & Poldauf Petr, 2012. "International Stock Market Comovements: What Happened during the Financial Crisis?," Global Economy Journal, De Gruyter, vol. 12(1), pages 1-21, March.
    2. Dwyer, Shane & Tan, Chih Ming, 2014. "Hits and runs: Determinants of the cross-country variation in the severity of impact from the 2008–09 financial crisis," Journal of Macroeconomics, Elsevier, vol. 42(C), pages 69-90.

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