I have been doing some research in anticipation of two presentations I'll be making on the financial market meltdown. For those looking for a good chronology of the events that brought us to this point, here is one by the BBC that highlights the global dimension of the crisis.
The first presentation is today at the Rockefeller Center at Dartmouth. I will be moderating a panel of three of my colleagues in the Economics department -- Bruce Sacerdote, Eric Zitzewitz, and Nancy Marion. If you are in Hanover at 4:30, be sure to stop by.
The second presentation is next month (November 19) at the Cato Institute, at its 26th Annual Monetary Conference, "Lessons from the Subprime Crisis." The conference program and registration information are here.