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Getting Up to Speed on the Financial Crisis: A One-Weekend-Reader's Guide

Gary Gorton and Andrew Metrick ()

Journal of Economic Literature, 2012, vol. 50, issue 1, 128-50

Abstract: All economists should be conversant with "what happened?" during the financial crisis of 2007-09. We select and summarize sixteen documents, including academic papers and reports from regulatory and international agencies. This reading list covers the key facts and mechanisms in the build-up of risk, the panics in short-term-debt markets, the policy reactions, and the real effects of the financial crisis. (JEL E32, E44, E52, G01, G21, G28)

JEL-codes: E32 E44 E52 G01 G21 G28 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2012
Note: DOI: 10.1257/jel.50.1.128
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