Monday, May 23, 2011

What caused (and didn't cause) the housing bubble: A look at the evidence

About a month-and-a-half ago, I gave a presentation on the housing bubble in an economics of money and banking class I was taking. I have been meaning to explore some of the parts of the presentation on this blog, but I haven't gotten around to it. Anyway, I thought I'd share the outline of the presentation with you, although it lacks my commentary. I can summarize my commentary as follows: All of the hypotheses about what caused the bubble have problems, although Ben Bernanke's "global saving glut" idea is the best so far.

You can read the outline of my housing bubble presentation here.

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