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global financial crisis


Is Mainstream Finance Theory Adrift?

An important new monograph from the CFA Institute Research Foundation explores a fundamental question in the wake of the global financial crisis: Has finance theory failed investors?

Poll: What Is Your Favourite Documentary Film about the 2008 Financial Crisis?

In a poll conducted last week, we asked readers for their favorite documentary film about the 2008 financial crisis. "Inside Job" emerged as the clear favorite.

Economics Debrief: Continued Fallout from the Crisis and the Challenges Ahead

Among the abnormalities of the Great Depression in the 1930s were the brutal violence of the economic cycle and the grim persistence of unemployment — which resonates with us today. This time around very different economic dimensions have emerged, including excessive public debt made worse by bank bailouts, income inequality, and intergenerational warfare.



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