Yale School of Management

Program on Financial Stability Launches Financial Crisis Chart Archive

Libor-OIS Spread and Selected Events, 2007-2009

The Yale Program on Financial Stability (YPFS), in collaboration with the Hutchins Center on Fiscal and Monetary Policy at the Brookings Institution, has launched an online collection of charts and graphs illustrating key developments in the escalation of the global financial crisis of 2007–09, the government’s efforts to combat it, and the effects of those interventions.

The Financial Crisis Chart Archive is open to the public and free of charge. It is available for use by academic researchers, journalists, and others studying the financial crisis. Many of the charts are accompanied by their underlying data sets.

The charts were created as part of a larger joint project by YPFS and the Hutchins Center to document decision making during the crisis. That effort has also resulted in the publication of a new book, First Responders: Inside the U.S. Strategy for Fighting the 2007–2009 Global Financial Crisis.

YPFS is led by Andrew Metrick, the Janet L. Yellen Professor of Finance and Management at Yale SOM. It was founded in 2013 to gather and preserve knowledge about the causes of financial crises and the tools for responding to them, and to disseminate that knowledge.