Retrospective on Great Recession

I’ll bet that you thought only artists got “retrospective” exhibitions! Well, the American Economic Association has “curated” one for the Great Recession in their Journal of Economic Perspectives: Vol.29 No. 2 (Spring 2015).

The symposium where these papers were presented was called The Bailouts of 2007-2009.   I’ll list  four (4) of  the presentation papers (all published in the Journal of Economic Perspectives issue)  as follows:

A Retrospective Look at Rescuing and Restructuring General Motors and Chrysler, Austan D. Goolsbee and Alan B. Krueger, authors.  Mmm, just an aside, wasn’t this the SECOND rescue of Chrysler?!!!!

The Rescue of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac,  W. Scott Frame, Andreas Fuster, Joseph Tracy and James Vickery, authors.

An Assessment of TARP Assistance to Financial Institutions,  Charles W. Calomisis and Urooj Khan, authors.

AIG in Hindsight,  Robert McDonald and Anna Paulson, authors.

If you have not seen the Frontline video documentaries, here’s my postings which include some of them:
The U.S. Taxpayer as Lender of Last Resort – The TARP Program

The Nationalization of Wall Street

Humpty Dumpty had a great fall even though there wasn’t a Wall!

Oh, and someone (actually two people) wrote a presentation paper (also published in the about mentioned Journal)  about the LIBOR scandal:

Reforming LIBOR and Other Financial Market Benchmarks, Darrell Duffie and Jeremy C. Stein, authors.

Here’s my posting related to that unbelievable “sleight of hand” (at least for a while engineered by some of the world’s banks):
Laboring over the LIBOR scandal



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