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Five surprising outcomes of the 2008 Financial Crisis

Penny Brooks

7th September 2018

Gillian Tett's article in today's FT is a fantastic list of unintended consequences, failures of regulation, and the difficulty of curbing monopoly power. There are lots of great commentary pieces coming up this month, 'celebrating' the 10-year anniversary of the 2008 crash, which are going to be wonderful material for studying the A level topics of Financial Markets, in particular market failure in the financial sector, and the role of central banks.

This article should definitely be saved as a key resource to use, alongside the lead article in this week's Economist, "The world has not learned the lessons of the financial crisis".

The start of term might also be a good moment to note again the brilliant, free FT for Schools.

Penny Brooks

Formerly Head of Business and Economics and now Economics teacher, Business and Economics blogger and presenter for Tutor2u, and private tutor

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