2015 - 18th Annual Steven Galovich Memorial Student Symposium

Presentation Title

The 2008 Financial Crisis: How Deregulation Caused the Crisis

Student Presenter(s) and Advisor

Katherine Bentley, Lake Forest CollegeFollow

Location

Library 221

Abstract

The causes of the 2008 Financial Crisis have been analyzed and many scholars have come to different conclusions as to which cause is at the core of the crisis. The purpose of this senior thesis is to analyze the causes of the crisis and empirically defend deregulation as the main cause of the crisis. This study will use data on bank failures from 1934-2008 gathered from the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation to analyze how different regulatory and deregulatory banking laws affected the number of bank failures that occurred over time using a regression analysis. My hypothesis is that the deregulation laws will have a significant and positive affect on the number of bank failures over time.

Presentation Type

Individual Presentation

Start Date

4-7-2015 9:00 AM

End Date

4-7-2015 10:15 AM

Panel

Financial Markets: Strategies, Policies and Economic Crises

Panel Moderator

Carolyn Tuttle

Field of Study for Presentation

Economics

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The 2008 Financial Crisis: How Deregulation Caused the Crisis

Library 221

The causes of the 2008 Financial Crisis have been analyzed and many scholars have come to different conclusions as to which cause is at the core of the crisis. The purpose of this senior thesis is to analyze the causes of the crisis and empirically defend deregulation as the main cause of the crisis. This study will use data on bank failures from 1934-2008 gathered from the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation to analyze how different regulatory and deregulatory banking laws affected the number of bank failures that occurred over time using a regression analysis. My hypothesis is that the deregulation laws will have a significant and positive affect on the number of bank failures over time.