Global Financial Crisis as a Precursor to QE

Global Financial Crisis as a Precursor to QE

Trevor Pugh

20 years: Trading & hedge funds

The bursting of the US housing bubble and the subsequent collapse of the sub-prime mortgage market triggered a series of events that led to what we now call the global financial crisis. Trevor discusses the monetary policy response to that crisis, in particular quantitative easing.

The bursting of the US housing bubble and the subsequent collapse of the sub-prime mortgage market triggered a series of events that led to what we now call the global financial crisis. Trevor discusses the monetary policy response to that crisis, in particular quantitative easing.

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Global Financial Crisis as a Precursor to QE

6 mins 38 secs

Overview

The bursting of the US house bubble, and the subsequent collapse of the sub-prime mortgage market, triggered a series of events that led to the global Financial Crisis. With these unprecedented impacts on the economy, a swift approach was needed - this came in the form of QE.

Key learning objectives:

  • Identify the role of the sub-prime mortgage market

  • Explain the impact of banks via securitisation

  • Describe the approaches of the FR, ECB and the BOE

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