Princeton: Crisis on Wall Street Panel Discussion

Wednesday, October 01, 2008 | 01:00 AM

I saw this over the weekend, and thought it was pretty good.

Princeton economists review recent events on Wall Street and assess the implications for the economy and public policy.

Panelists:

- Hyun Shin, Professor of Economics and associate chair of the Department of Economics;
- Markus Brunnermeier, Professor of Economics;
- Harrison Hong, Professor in Finance;
- Paul Krugman, professor of economics and international affairs;
- Alan Blinder, Professor of Economics and Public Affairs and co‐director of the Center for Economic Policy Studies.

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At the surface it looks pretty good.

But when you think a bit longer about it, if this is the best Princeton has to offer then I fear for the state of the rest of the US academics...

The real problem that needs solving is the crazy debt grow in the financial sectors and a lot of other sectors.
In the financial sector in the first year of this credit crisis is growing at an annual rate of over 10% and the total debt of the financial sector is something like 120% of the GDP.

When you take into account that the US government statistics are rather shaky in measuring the GDP the picture gets even far more bleak.

There is a lot more that is not completely good in their analysis so on the surface it looks good but the vid has no real depth.

Posted by: Reinko | Oct 1, 2008 3:12:29 PM

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