Crisis reading list from Menzie Chinn

Menzie Chinn who coauthors the superblog econbrowser is teaching a new course in Fall 2009 – Policy Responses to the Great Recession.  The course details are here:

This course will examine the hypotheses underlying the origins and propagation of the Great Recession of 2007, and the policy responses that have occurred along a variety of dimensions. The candidate causes include lax monetary policy, the “saving glut”, deregulation, securitization and the widespread use of derivatives, the activities of the Government Sponsored Enterprises (“Fannie Mae” and “Freddie Mac”), among others.

The discussion of responses will include the conduct of monetary policy and fiscal policy, the appropriateness of financial regulatory policy, the harmonization of international financial policy and trade policy. Other policies not typically thought to be related to the workings of the macro economy (housing, energy, sectoral/industrial policy, e.g., automobiles) will also be examined.

Chinn has provided links to the key papers/presentations for this course. It is a linkfest on the crisis.

One Response to “Crisis reading list from Menzie Chinn”

  1. A snapshot on causes of the Financial Crisis « Mostly Economics Says:

    […] snapshot on causes of the Financial Crisis By Amol Agrawal I had posted about this rich reading list on financial crisis compiled by Menzie […]

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