The article presents Minsky's financial instability hypothesis and possibilities of its using for financial crisis explanation. Hyman Minsky was an American economist and professor of economics at Washington University in St. Louis. His research attempted to provide an understanding and explanation of the characteristics of financial crises. Minsky was sometimes described as a post-Keynesian economist because, in the Keynesian tradition, he supported some government intervention in financial markets and opposed some of the popular deregulation policies in the 1980s, and argued against the accumulation of debt. Actually, Minsky's hypothesis can translate the present subprime mortgage crisis.
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