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The tale of two great crises

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  • Fratianni, Michele
  • Giri, Federico

The Great Depression of 1929 and the Great Financial Crisis of 2008 have been the two big events of the last 75 years. Not only have they produced serious economic consequences but they also changed our view of economics and policymaking. The aim of this work is to compare these two great crises and highlight similarities as well as differences. Monetary policy, the exchange rate system and the role of banks are our fields of investigation. We find interesting parallels between the two big events but also differences in their specific developments.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control.

Volume (Year): 81 (2017)
Issue (Month): C ()
Pages: 5-31

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Handle: RePEc:eee:dyncon:v:81:y:2017:i:c:p:5-31
DOI: 10.1016/j.jedc.2017.05.004
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