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The Credit Crisis of 2008: An Overview

by V.G. Narayanan, Fabrizio Ferri and Lisa Brem


This case examines the causes and consequences of the credit crisis of 2008 from a national and global perspective and explores the actions taken and proposed by the U.S. and European governments.

Keywords: Credit; Financial Crisis; Crisis Management; Risk Management; Globalized Economies and Regions; Global Strategy; Mortgages; Performance Effectiveness; Financial Services Industry; United States;


Narayanan, V.G., Fabrizio Ferri, and Lisa Brem. "The Credit Crisis of 2008: An Overview." Harvard Business School Case 110-048, April 2010.