Revisiting the 2008 Financial Crisis

A Workshop Series on the 2008 Financial Crisis: The Causes, The Panic, The Recession, The Lessons


Market and policy antecedents and repercussions of the 2008 Financial Crisis and the Great Recession began long before and lasted long after the Lehman bankruptcy in September 2018. This series of presentations and discussions held during the fall of 2018 aims to delve into the causes, but also to examine the actions and interventions taken during the panic and the recession, and to draw policy lessons for the future. Each part of the series includes a transcript, two short paper presentations, comments and related research.

An overview session included a transcript and a video of a panel discussion on the whole series with questions and answers.

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Papers And Presentations

The 2008 Financial Crisis: Lessons Learned

by George P. Shultzvia Revisiting the 2008 Financial Crisis
Friday, November 9, 2018

As I see the financial crisis of 2008, the following steps outline what took place. One of the main lessons to learn from the financial crisis is the importance of holding institutions - large and small, and including the federal government –accountable for their actions.

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The 2008 Financial Crisis and the Ascent of Money

by Niall Fergusonvia Revisiting the 2008 Financial Crisis
Friday, November 9, 2018

Looking back ten years, I have been struck by two things. First, the analytical framework of The Ascent of Money served readers well. The book correctly foresaw that, bad as things already were in the summer of 2008, they were about to get a great deal worse.

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Revisiting the 2008 Financial Crisis: The Causes (Transcript)

by John B. Taylorvia Revisiting the 2008 Financial Crisis
Thursday, November 1, 2018

The transcript of the session “Workshop Series on the 2008 Financial Crisis: The Causes,” at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University on October 19, 2018. Chaired by John Cochrane with opening presentations by John B. Taylor and Monika Piazzesi, followed by a general group discussion.

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The 2008 Financial Crisis: The Housing Boom-Bust

by Monika Piazzesivia Revisiting the 2008 Financial Crisis
Friday, October 19, 2018

Presentation at the “Workshop Series on the 2008 Financial Crisis: Causes” by Monika Piazzesi on the housing boom-bust cycle from 2000-2011.

Papers And Presentations

Government as a Cause of the 2008 Financial Crisis: A Reassessment After 10 Years

by John B. Taylorvia Revisiting the 2008 Financial Crisis
Friday, October 19, 2018

Remarks prepared for the “Causes” Session “Workshop Series on the 2008 Financial Crisis: Causes, The Panic, The Recession, Lessons”

Comments and Related Research

The Two Faces of Liquidity

by Raghuram Rajanvia Revisiting the 2008 Financial Crisis
Friday, October 19, 2018

"It has been about 10 years since the global financial crisis. What have we learnt about it? The behavior of financial-sector participants was clearly aberrant, and needed to be rectified..." The 2018 Martin Feldstein Lecture. NBER Reporter, No.3 September 2018

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Remarks on the Financial Crisis

by George P. Shultzvia Revisiting the 2008 Financial Crisis
Friday, October 19, 2018
Excerpts from “A Conversation about Key Conclusions,” in Ending Government Bailouts As We Know Them, Kenneth E. Scott, George P. Shultz, John B. Taylor (Eds.) Hoover Institution Press,2009

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