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Panika roku 1907 – kryzys finansowy 2008,Sto lat budowania kreatywnego kapitalizmu
[The panic in 1907 - the financial crisis in 2008. One hundred years of creative capitalism building]


  • Kwasnicki, Witold


Usually, current Financial Crisis of 2008 is compared to the Great Depression of 1929. But there are some evidences that our current financial crisis has much more similarities and analogies to the crisis initiated by the panic in 1907. A brief analysis of both crises is presented. This analysis is conducted on the basis of the history of the United States of America, where both mentioned crises were initiated. However, we will search for the answer to the basic question, namely: how events in the early twentieth century shaped the history of the economies in the next hundred years, and how expected changes in the institutional arrangements after 2008 may be comparable to the revolutionary changes of the social order after 1907 (e.g., appearance the Federal Reserve System in 1913, the adoption of the 16th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, enabling the collection of taxes on personal income, growth and omnipotence of government agencies)?

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  • Kwasnicki, Witold, 2013. "Panika roku 1907 – kryzys finansowy 2008,Sto lat budowania kreatywnego kapitalizmu
    [The panic in 1907 - the financial crisis in 2008. One hundred years of creative capitalism building]
    ," MPRA Paper 53687, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  • Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:53687

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    1. Ellis W. Tallman & Jon R. Moen, 1990. "Lessons from the panic of 1907," Economic Review, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, issue May, pages 2-13.
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    financial crisis; Fed; central bank; crony capitalism; political capitalism;

    JEL classification:

    • E32 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Prices, Business Fluctuations, and Cycles - - - Business Fluctuations; Cycles
    • E58 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Monetary Policy, Central Banking, and the Supply of Money and Credit - - - Central Banks and Their Policies
    • N1 - Economic History - - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics; Industrial Structure; Growth; Fluctuations


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