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ECON 3381 History of Financial Crises (Fall: 3 )


Course Description

History of speculation and financial crises, from the Tulip Mania in Holland, John Law and the Mississippi Company in France, the South Sea Bubble in England, on through to the Panic of 1907 in the U.S., the Roaring Twenties and the Collapse of 1929, and the most recent financial crisis. We will look at these crises through the lens of Minsky's financial instability hypothesis and will, of course, ask why they continue to happen, over and over again.


Instructor(s): Harold Petersen

Prerequisites: ECON2201 or ECON2203 and ECON2202 ECON2204

Cross listed with:

Comments: Enrollment limited; significant writing/research component.


Last Updated: 24-Feb-14