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A Dream And A Crisis: How American Political Ideology Caused The Financial Crisis, Aneesa Ahmed Apr 2015

A Dream And A Crisis: How American Political Ideology Caused The Financial Crisis, Aneesa Ahmed

Senior Theses

This thesis will explore the relationship between political ideology at the Framing and how those mentalities transcended time to effect modern economic policies and cause the Housing Bubble of the 2000s and subsequent Financial Crisis. This will be done by first establishing property rights at the Founding of the nation, narrating government intervention throughout American history, and explaining the very government intervention which occurred that caused the Great Recession. Finally, this thesis makes recommendations to revisit the qualification of the American Dream.


The 2008 Financial Crisis: How Deregulation Led To The Crisis, Katherine Bentley Apr 2015

The 2008 Financial Crisis: How Deregulation Led To The Crisis, Katherine Bentley

Senior Theses

The causes of the 2008 Financial Crisis have been analyzed by scholars and many 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 explain deregulation as the main cause of the crisis. This study will use data on bank failures from 1965-2013 gathered from the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation to analyze how different regulatory and deregulatory banking laws affected the number of bank deletions that occurred over time using regression analysis. Other variables will be used to ...