Summer Research: Christopher Dass '11 on Avoiding the Next Global Financial Crisis

I have spent the past two months researching for Professor George Geis, who will be teaching a class on the Global Financial Crisis in the spring of 2010. The financial crisis has affected many if not all facets of human life, and my research has focused on gathering scholarly articles that touch upon the numerous — admittedly complicated — aspects of the crisis. My research has thus far cast a wide net, and has included: TARP, banking regulation, money market funds, hedge funds, private equity, financial derivatives, risk management, and financial modeling. Nevertheless, my research has not simply been predicated on helping students understand how the crisis came to be.