History of Financial Crises

Eugene Lang College Lib Arts: Economics

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

History of Financial Crises

Fall 2021

Taught By: Emanuele Citera

Section: A

CRN: 12297

Credits: 4

The aim of this course is to provide an account of the major financial crises that have repeatedly occurred around the world over the course of history. In particular, every crisis episode will be addressed by jointly looking at the historical background and the specific economic and financial conditions which led to the crash as well as the policy responses implemented to overcome the crisis. The course is split into three main parts. The first part focuses on the theories of financial crises, analyzes the structure of the financial system, and analyzes the 1929 US bubble and the subsequent Great Depression. The second part deals with banking crises, currency crises (Mexican and East Asian Financial Crises) and the Internet Bubble. The third part focuses on stock market crashes (Real Estate bubble),the origins and the international implications of the “The Great Recession”, and the European Debt Crisis. In the final part of the course, students will be required to prepare a group presentation on the COVID-19 pandemic-induced recession. After the first week of the semester, permission of the instructor will be required in order to register for this course.

College: Eugene Lang College Lib Arts (LC)

Department: Economics (LECO)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 18

Add/Drop Deadline: September 13, 2021 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 21, 2021 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Closed*

* Status information is updated every five minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 11:23am 12/1/2021 EST

Meeting Info:

Days: Monday, Wednesday

Times: 12:00pm - 1:40pm

Building: 6 East 16th Street

Room: 1107

Date Range: 8/30/2021 - 12/8/2021