10:00 am EDT - 5:00 pm EDT

Past Event

Day 1: Responding to the Global Financial Crisis

What we did and why we did it

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

10:00 am - 5:00 pm EDT

Online only

Dozens of consequential decisions were made by U.S. authorities during and after the financial crisis of 2007-2009. It is important to understand how and why the elements of the rescue were designed the way they were. In an initiative led by Ben Bernanke, Tim Geithner and Hank Paulson, the Hutchins Center on Fiscal and Monetary Policy at Brookings and the Program on Financial Stability at the Yale School of Management are filling that gap by commissioning papers by individuals who were actively involved in designing the elements of the rescue. The primary objective is to answer the inevitable question that those who fight future financial crises will ask: Why and how did they do it the way they did in 2007-2009?

On September 11, 10 years after some of the worst moments of the crisis, some of the authors of the papers presented highlights of their findings in a full-day conference at Brookings. Preliminary versions of some of the papers will be available below as working papers. You can learn more about the project by visiting the Program on Financial Stability at the Yale School of Management.

Other available materials include: