Ben Bernanke takes a scholarly look at what made the Great Recession so bad

Former Fed Chair Ben Bernanke, now a Distinguished Fellow in Residence at the Hutchins Center on Fiscal and Monetary Policy at Brookings, talks with Hutchins Center Director David Wessel about his new research published in the Spring 2018 edition of the Brookings Papers on Economic Activity (BPEA). The paper by Dr. Bernanke illustrates how the financial panic that followed the housing bust—and not the housing bust alone—made the Great Recession so surprisingly severe. Learn more about the research by visiting Ben Bernanke’s blog:https:// Subscribe! Follow Brookings on social media! Facebook: http://ww

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Roundtable: Is another global financial crash imminent?

High debt, low wages, overvalued stocks and – in the world’s two largest economies, uncertainty. Are we teetering on the edge of another financial crisis? Ten years ago the rumblings of what would become the worst recession since the great depression were starting to be felt. Bad mortgages, bad banks and economies in freefall. Lessons were learned, but maybe not the right ones. Subscribe: Livestream: Facebook: Twitter: Instagram: Visit our website:

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