14.71 Economic History of Financial Crises

As taught in: Fall 2009

A picture of a poster titled 'The War of Wealth' showing people running into a bank to get their money back.

Poster of a bank run, by Strobridge and Lith Co., Cinncinnati, NY, 1895 (color lithograph). (Image courtesy of Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division. [reproduction number: LC-USZC4-591 (color film copy transparency)].)

Level:

Undergraduate

Instructors:

Prof. Peter Temin

Course Features

Course Description

This course gives a historical perspective on financial panics. Topics include the growth of the industrial world, the Great Depression and surrounding events, and more recent topics such as the first oil crisis, Japanese stagnation, and conditions following the financial crisis of 2008.