What Caused the Stock Market Crash of 1929—And What We Still Get Wrong About It

What Caused the Stock Market Crash of 1929—And What We Still Get Wrong About It

By Olivia B. Waxman, TIME

October 24, 2019 | MoAF in the News

For the 90th anniversary of Black Thursday, TIME spoke to financial historian Richard Sylla, a Professor Emeritus of Economics and the former Henry Kaufman Professor of the History of Financial Institutions and Markets at New York University Stern School of Business and Chairman of the board of the Museum of American Finance in New York City.

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