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The Slow Spread Of The Global Crisis



    (Claremont Institute for Economic Policy Studies, USA; California State University, Channel Islands, USA)



    (Claremont Institute for Economic Policy Studies, USA; Claremont Graduate University and Claremont McKenna College, USA)



    (Claremont Institute for Economic Policy Studies, USA; Claremont Graduate University, USA)

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    We argue that the depth and breadth of the spread of the current crisis from the US subprime market across the globe was due more to the buildup of substantial financial vulnerabilities prior to the crisis than to irrational panic during the crisis. We examine how these developments explain the belated recognition of the severity of the crisis and its slow spread through various channels of contagion. We also discuss lessons for policy and research.

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    Article provided by World Scientific Publishing Co. Pte. Ltd. in its journal Journal of International Commerce, Economics and Policy.

    Volume (Year): 01 (2010)
    Issue (Month): 01 ()
    Pages: 33-58

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    Handle: RePEc:wsi:jicepx:v:01:y:2010:i:01:p:33-58
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