Event Types


A crisis is an economic situation wherein a country experiences a sudden downturn brought on by a financial crisis. Manifested in a significant decline in production, marketing and consumption of goods and services, a crisis is also characterized by high high unemployment, near-bank collapse, and an economic contraction. A crisis also experiences drying up of liquidity and rising or falling prices due to inflation or deflation. It can also take the form of a recession or a depression, with violation of existing production relations and bankruptcy of enterprises.


1920 to 1921 Depresssion
1997 Asia Crisis
2008 Financial Crisis
Great Depression
Tequila Crisis

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International Crisis Group


1929 Crash
1980s Decade
1997 Asia Crisis
2008 Financial Crisis
Dust Bowl Drought
Lehman Bankruptcy
Mortgage Market Collapse

Event Types

International Monetary Crisis


Adam Posen
Aimen Dean
Alberto Gallo
Alex Pollock
Andrew Huszar
Bill Shaw
Christopher Dembik
David Kilcullen
Gillian Tett
Jim Chanos
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Laurel Miller
Loretta Napoleoni
Mark Blyth
Matt Stoller
Michael Burry
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Paul Tucker
Pedro da Costa
Randall Kroszner
Robert Wiedemer
Sheila Bair
Simon Potter
Steve Hanke
Tom Burgis
Tony Greer
Tuomas Malinen


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A History of the Federal Reserve, Volume 2, Book 1, 1951-1969
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All the Devils Are Here
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Can We Avoid Another Financial Crisis?
Code Red
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Crisis Investing
Developing an Economics for the Post-Crisis World
Financial Stability
Financial Stability Without Central Banks
Get a Financial Life
How To Make A Fortune During Future Stock Market Crashes With Strategic Stock Accumulation
Iceland's Secret
Investment Management after the Global Financial Crisis
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Lost Decades
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Mr. Market Miscalculates
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Rich Dad's Conspiracy of the Rich
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The Federal Reserve and the Financial Crisis
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The Mr. X Interviews: Volume 2
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The Trouble with Prosperity
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This Time Is Different
Too Big to Fail
When Genius Failed


Theory of Reflexivity

Credit Crisis:

  • Begin on the margins - with markets for junk bonds and other high-yield (i.e. high risk) debt freezing first
  • Later spread to other bond markets as investors panic about the future
  • Eventually all borrowing and lending comes to a halt
  • Investors decide to sit on their hands and wait for more certainty and improved market conditions.