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Financial Crises

FIN 593

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This political-economy course delves into the factors that contribute to financial crises, including financial innovations. Students study concrete examples from both traditional finance (TradFi) and decentralized finance (DeFi) -- such as the Great Financial Crisis of 2007 to 2009, the Crypto Winter of 2022 and the failure of several mid-sized US banks in 2023 (e.g., Silicon Valley Bank) -- in order to show how risk builds and crystalizes. The goal is to hone your critical capacity to identify risks to the financial system and assess regulatory responses.
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Section L01