Thursday, January 27, 2011

Financial Crisis Inquiry Report

Now Available:  The Financial Crisis Inquiry Report, published by the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission, investigating  the causes of the financial and economic crisis of 2007-2010.

On May 20, 2009, President Obama signed into law an Act that established the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission to "examine the causes, domestic and global, of the current financial and economic crisis in the United States." During the course of its investigation, the ten person bipartisan committee reviewed millions of pages of documents, interviewed more than 700 witnesses, and held 19 days of public hearings in New York, Washington, D.C., and communities across the country that were hit hard by the crisis.

The final report presents the Commission's findings and conclusions and also contains 126 pages of dissenting views. The Commission terminates sixty days following the release of its final report.

Cornell Law Library will have a print copy soon of the 662 page report. Right now, you can read it on the web at  Let me know if you’d like to see the print version when it arrives.


Pat Court
Associate Law Librarian