Financial Crises: Understanding the Postwar U.S. Experience

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Contents
List of Tables ix
List of Figures xi
Preface to the Second Edition xiii
1.
Introduction 3
PART I. THE BUSINESS CYCLE AND FINANCIAL CRISES
2.
Cyclical Theories of Financial Crises 9
3.
Comparison of Cyclical Theories 24
PART II. FINANCIAL CRISES IN THE POSTWAR U.S. ECONOMY
4.
The Credit Crunch of 196631
5.
1970: Penn Central 40
6.
1974: Franklin National 49
7.
The Silver Crisis of 198060
8.
The 1982 Crisis 76
9.
The Legacy of 198292
10.
The Collapse of Speculative Lending and Investment 108
PART III. UNDERSTANDING THE POSTWAR EXPERIENCE
11.
A Business-Cycle Model of Financial Crises 143
12.
Evaluating the Business-Cycle Model 151
13.
Noncyclical Theories of Financial Crises 192
14.
The Changing Financial System 212
Notes 233
Selected Bibliography 253
Index 259
About the Author 269

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