YPFS Resource Library

Documents Relating to Financial Crises

Our Resources Library includes documents that we consulted in creating the YPFS cases and others relating to financial crises.  These include primary sources such as internal company documents, press releases, testimony of government officials, and documents implementing government actions. Secondary resources include government reports, media stories, and interviews with key persons involved in the crises interventions.  At this time, our Resource Library consist primarily of materials relating to the Global Financial Crisis (2007-2009), but we are expanding to to include materials regarding other crises.

Latest Additions to the Resource Library

Dodd-Frank Reform. On February 3, 2017, President Trump signed Executive Order 13772, which set forth “Core Principles for Regulating the United States Financial System”  and directed the Treasury Department to review the financial system and the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act , report on which laws were inconsistent with the Core Principles, and issue recommendations on how to bring the system into compliance with the new principles.  The Treasury Department issued its  report  on June 12th setting forth its recommendations.  While such recommendations are far more modest in tone than the Financial Choice Act, which called for the repeal of major portions of Dodd-Frank and which was adopted by the House of Representatives just days earlier, the report still challenges several major Dodd-Frank elements. Clink on the links above for full content of the cited works. 

Highlights from the Resource Library

The National Archives has released additional documents from the FCIC hearings along with a 1,400 page online finding aid. This should prove very helpful to scholars seeking to mine the vast records of the FCIC consisting of approximately 250 cubic feet of paper records and 13 terabytes of electronic records. See the National Archives press release here .