One of the major factors contributing to the financial crisis of 2008 was "subprime mortgages." As the housing bubble began to burst, defaults on subprime mortgages began to increase. How did the subprime mortgage crisis affect the entire economy? How did the government repond? What do you recommend to help avert future financial crises?

In your answer to the above questions, you may include relevant pieces from your reflection papers on agency theory and efficient markets hypothesis. Additionally, some terms to consider include:
Subprime mortgages
Asset backed securities
Collateralized debt obligations(CDO)
Credit default swaps (CDS)
OTC Derivatives market
Leverage
Systemic risk
Moral hazzard
Rating agencies
Gramm-leach-bliley Act
Glass-Steagall Act
Too big to fail
Corporate responsibility
Corporate culture
Executive compensation
Dodd-Frank Act
Use the case that I have uploaded and financial documentaries to assist your analysis:
Introduction to Derivatives
Note on Credit Derivatives
The Subprime Meltdown
Lessons Learned
The Tip of the Iceberg
Executive Pay