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Financial Crises

Level: beginner
Alp Simsek

This course is an introduction to the economic theories of financial crises. It focuses on amplification mechanisms that exacerbate crises, such as leverage, fire sales, bank runs, interconnections, and complexity. It also analyzes the different perspectives on the origins of crises, such as mistaken beliefs and moral hazard, and discusses the optimal regulation of the financial system. The course draws upon examples from financial crises around the world, especially the recent subprime financial crisis.

University: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Platform: MIT Open Course Ware
Start:
Recurrence: flexible
Language: English
Discipline: Economics
Attendance: free
Certificate: -
Workload per week: 1.5 h
Tags banks , complexity , debt , financial crisis , leverage , liquidity , moral hazard

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