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The Economics of Coronavirus

People are concerned about the economic impacts of the virus. How severe will the economic downturn be? Will the coronavirus cause a global recession worse than the 2008 crisis? I'm not looking here ...
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Overview: Crises and their causes

There have been many business cycles in the US over the past 50 years (although less so since the great moderation). Many of us youngsters are too young to remember many of these. Is there some ...
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Inflationary recession vs Deflationary recession

I heard the terms deflationary recession & inflationary recession in a podcast and would like to understand what it means, what causes them and past examples.
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Statistics of links between public debt and recessions

When the debt of a country gets above a certain level, is there a bigger chance for an economic crisis, recession or even civil unrest? I know things are different today. But did anyone bother to ...
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Reason for Economic Slowdown in Western Nations

Why do the U.S and other major Western Countries (e.g, Canada, Germany, in contrast to India, Australia, and China) have stagnated GDP growth? Comparing the GDP growth in the post-2000s from the 1990s ...
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Was the 2008 financial crisis caused more by the US subprime mortgage lending or more by an international energy and oil pricing crisis?

I recently read The Big Short by Michael Lewis in which the depiction of the role of subprime mortgage lending in the US and then run away speculation on CDOs are shown to be the central and primary ...
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What activity or event(s) marks the point at which an economic “bubble” burst?

What general activity or event(s) mark the time at which an economic "bubble" bursts? e.g. the dot-com bubble, etc. Would it be considered to have "burst" when intrinsic value is less than price? ...
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What are the effects of liquidity crisis?

What are the actual effects of the lack of liquidity? Economists always say, we need to increase liquidity at a time of recession, but why is liquidity is important for us? Could anyone explain it in ...
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I bought a house on a mortgage. If its price changes later, how will it affect the ease of repaying the loan? [duplicate]

I had some difficulty in understanding this paragraph in an article explaining the movie, 'The Big Short': Most of us when buying a house take out a loan (mortgage) and pay back the purchase ...
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Modelling the effect of crisis on unemployment

We want to estimate the effect of crises on a country's unemployment rate and distinguish the strength of this effect according to the debt level in a country (i.e. via the interaction effect crisis x ...
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“The odds of a bailout in the next century are still nearly 70%.”

In a 2017 Wall Street Journal op-ed, President of the Minneapolis Fed, Neel Kashkari, wrote: The odds of a bailout in the next century are still nearly 70%. I found it surprising that anyone could ...
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financial crisis '08: what is it meant by the banks were saved by the states?

Were banks literally saved with tax payers' money? Or is it that states borrowed the banks, consequently, the banks must return this money back at some point? Can someone please give me some ...
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Can a currency crisis be the proximate cause of a debt crisis?

I'm just curious whether there are any historical examples of a currency crisis in a country (speculative attacks leading causing a sudden devaluation of currency) leading directly to a debt crisis?
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Estimating aggregate production function with sharp decline during a crisis period

How could one go about estimating a long term aggregate production function, when there is a sharp decline in both factor inputs (i.e. investment and hours worked) and output for a few consecutive ...
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Country specific economic recession/financial crisis data?

Many financial crises are at the global level, yet some of them can be country-specific, especially the ones connected with political instability. For example, the 1990 recession of Russia, the 1958 ...
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Was there a drop in liquidity in the corporate bond market during the Global Financial Crisis?

It is often said that the increase in the perceived default risk led to a fall in the demand for the corporate bonds. This led to the fall in their prices and hence, their interest rates rose ...
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Is quantitative easing part of the ECB's and Fed's mandates?

Is quantitative easing part of the ECB's and Fed's mandates or is it an exceptional policy that they used, especially in the financial crisis 2007-2008?
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Why could boasting oil during the current drop in oil demand be good for Saudi Arabia?

According to Bloomberg : Saudi Arabia is one of the few countries in the world that can boast crude production that’s profitable in the current environment. But the kingdom’s economy is at risk, ...
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What's Term Auction Facility and how does it address the liquidity problem

I have read https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Term_auction_facility and https://www.investopedia.com/terms/t/term-auction-facility.asp Under the program the Fed auctions collateralized loans with terms ...
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The financial crisis in 2008 explained in my own words [closed]

I'd like to double check if I understand the cause of the financial crisis in 2008. Correct me where I'm wrong please. So when people buy a house they can take a mortgage. This is basically a loan ...
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Why war can remit the economic crisis?

In the history, like Japan, in the World War II, they had a hand in the war, the root cause is the economic depression. And in this century, some country use this method many times to remit the ...
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Macroeconomics differences of 2008 financial crisis and 2020 economic crisis

How is 2020 financial crisis different from 2008 financial crisis? For example, why have stock market indices (e.g. S&P500, NASDAQ-100) recovered so quickly (about 3 months instead of longer than ...
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What caused the sharp increase in subprime-mortgages moving to punishingly high-rates in 2007, (which lead to defaults and a financial crisis)

I recently watched The Big Short, which added to my existing-but-superficial understanding of the 2007/8 financial crisis. One major component of that crisis was a relatively sudden and sharp rise in ...