Greg Maslak ’17 Sheds Light on the Merits of Bank Mergers in Downturns

As an economics major at Bowdoin, senior Greg Maslak says he enjoys studying macroeconomics because of the interplay between what he learns in the classroom and current events. “In particular,” he said, “I think the 2008 financial crisis and its aftermath is fascinating in the sense that unprecedented policies were developed with important economic as well as political implications.”

For his honors research project, he zeroed in on the 2008 financial crisis and the seeming dichotomy that resulted from policies implemented during the Great Recession. While big banks were blamed for causing the economic fall, preserving and protecting big banks also became part of the solution for it. Read the story in Bowdoin News.

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