 Failure of the Originate-to-Distribute Model and the Financial Crisis of 2007-8

 Monoline Insurers and the Subprime Financial Crisis and Problems with Rating Agencies

 How Moral Hazard Affects the Choice Between Debt and Equity Contracts

 What is the meaning of securitization?  How is this used?

 CDOs and the Financial Crisis of 2007-8

 Credit risk of municipal bonds compared to corporate bonds

 What conflicts can arise between corporate managers and bondholders

This list of forum topics is assigned. Students are required to select and research one of the topics. Topic responses will be critically graded on the thought quality of the response, work effort including the requirements for minimum length, and number of references, research, and analysis. All responses should meet professional standards in content, punctuation/writing style, and APA guidelines for citation of sources and should consist of 4-5 paragraphs (400 words) of narrative and include at least three secondary resources not including the textbook used in this course. Please Use headings for this forum topics