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Slapped by the Invisible Hand The Panic of 2007

ISBN-10: 0199734151
ISBN-13: 9780199734153
Edition: 2010
Authors: Gary B. Gorton
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Description: Originally written for a conference of the Federal Reserve, Gary Gorton's "The Panic of 2007" garnered enormous attention and is considered by many to be the most convincing take on the recent economic meltdown. Now, in Slapped by the Invisible  More...

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Book details

List price: $36.95
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 3/8/2010
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 240
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.430
Language: English

Originally written for a conference of the Federal Reserve, Gary Gorton's "The Panic of 2007" garnered enormous attention and is considered by many to be the most convincing take on the recent economic meltdown. Now, in Slapped by the Invisible Hand, Gorton builds upon this seminal work, explaining how the securitized banking system, the nexus of financial markets and instruments unknown to most people, stands at the heart of the financial crisis. The securitized banking system is, in fact, a real banking system, allowing institutional investors and firms to make large, short-term deposits. But, as any banking system, it was vulnerable to a panic. Indeed the events starting in August 2007 can best be understood as a panic--a wholesale panic, rather than a retail panic--involving financial firms "running" on other financial firms, resulting in the system becoming insolvent. As the financial crisis unfolded, Gorton was working inside an institution that played a central role in the collapse; thus this book presents the unparalleled perspective of a top scholar who was also a central insider.

Introduction
Slapped in the Face by the Invisible Hand: Banking and the Panic of 2007
The Panic of 2007, Part 1
The Panic of 2007, Part 2
Bank Regulation When "Banks" and "Banking" Are Not the Same
A Note to Those Reading This in 2107
Notes
References
Index

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