Honors Program Theses


Open Access Honors Program Thesis

First Advisor

Arthur Cox


Throughout my college career, I have been able to watch something quite phenomenal unfold within my fields of study, real estate and finance. In the fall of 2005, the real estate market was still hot and booming. As the months and years have gone on, something happened that very few saw coming: A financial crisis that caused such turmoil Wall Street as we knew it will be dramatically changed. What caused this inevitable downturn? How much damage will it cause before it stops? What changes are needed to bring an end to this financial predicament? After thoroughly analyzing the critical causes of this crisis, this thesis will look into the ongoing consequences it has created. Research will be done by studying the market and reviewing literature to draw conclusions on how to take necessary steps to recovery and preventing future relapses. Since the beginning of this thesis, many consequences have arisen. The focus has been further defined and this thesis will reflect upon the affected banking institutions and what key concerns need to be addressed in order to tum those companies around.

Year of Submission



Department of Finance

University Honors Designation

A thesis submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the designation University Honors


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