MIT: Independent Activities Period: IAP

IAP 2013

Financial Crises and Amplification Mechanisms

Alp Simsek, Assistant Professor of Economics

Jan/22 Tue 10:30AM-12:00PM E51-395

Enrollment: Unlimited: No advance sign-up

 This talks draws upon the recent academic literature in financial economics to describe the mechanisms by which relatively small events lead to large effects in financial markets and the rest of the economy. The mechanisms will be illustrated with examples from the recent financial crises in the US and the Euro zone.

Sponsor(s): Economics
Contact: Kim Scantlebury, E52-252, 617 252-1565, KSCANTS@MIT.EDU