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

Gary B. Gorton, Andrew Metrick

NBER Working Paper No. 17778
Issued in January 2012
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All economists should be conversant with “what happened?” during the financial crisis of 2007-2009. We select and summarize 16 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.

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Document Object Identifier (DOI): 10.3386/w17778

Published: Gary Gorton & Andrew Metrick, 2012. "Getting Up to Speed on the Financial Crisis: A One-Weekend-Reader's Guide," Journal of Economic Literature, American Economic Association, vol. 50(1), pages 128-50, March. citation courtesy of

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