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Sunday, November 2, 2008
Shiller on Failure to Forecast the Crisis
Robert Shiller argues that economists distaste of behavioral finance is the reason why warnings about the crisis were ignored. Shiller was one of the few economists who warned about the housing boom, so his experience is worth considering. I still think, however, as I discussed in a previous post, that it was the lack of belief in market efficiency that got us into this mess.