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On the political economy of the financial crisis and bailout of 2008–2009

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  • Roger Congleton, 2009. "On the political economy of the financial crisis and bailout of 2008–2009," Public Choice, Springer, vol. 140(3), pages 287-317, September.
  • Handle: RePEc:kap:pubcho:v:140:y:2009:i:3:p:287-317
    DOI: 10.1007/s11127-009-9478-z
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    Keywords

    Political economy; Crisis management; Regulatory failure; Financial markets; Housing markets; Credit markets; Asset bubbles; Public choice; D72; D73; D8; K2;
    All these keywords.

    JEL classification:

    • D72 - Microeconomics - - Analysis of Collective Decision-Making - - - Political Processes: Rent-seeking, Lobbying, Elections, Legislatures, and Voting Behavior
    • D73 - Microeconomics - - Analysis of Collective Decision-Making - - - Bureaucracy; Administrative Processes in Public Organizations; Corruption
    • D8 - Microeconomics - - Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainty
    • K2 - Law and Economics - - Regulation and Business Law

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