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The 2007credit crisis: causes, evolution, and its consequences

Author: Mgr. Jan Vrzal
Year: 2008 - summer
Leaders: doc. PhDr. Adam Geršl Ph.D.
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Work type: Finance, Financial Markets and Banking
Masters
Language: English
Pages: 103
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Abstract: In August 2007, a financial crisis started and spread all over the developed world, as a result of the collapse of structured financial products that were connected to the defaulting sub-prime segment of American mortgage market.
This diploma thesis is divided into six chapters. After a brief overview of recent financial crises and basic models of such crises in chapter 1, chapter 2, characterizing the global macroeconomic situation in 2000s, follows. The next part – chapter 3 - analyzes the American housing market, its main features and the recent development – the housing bubble. The mortgage market is discussed, as well. Further in chapter 4, the phenomenon of securitization and structured products is described. Chapter 5 focuses on the development on financial markets in 2007 and at the beginning of 2008, too – that means it describes the situation before the crises and the crises itself. Finally, Chapter 8 offers an overview of the main causes of the market breakdown. Moreover, signals foreseeing the turmoil are discussed, as well as its possible consequences.

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