Hyman P. Minsky Archive


Open Access


The main download here is the Working Paper that resulted from the talk Minsky gave at the URPE Session: “The Crash of ’87 - What Does It Mean?” on Tuesday, Dec. 29, 1987, 8:00 pm. Allied Social Science Association Meeting, Chicago, Illinois.

Also given here are: an early draft, and subsequent draft given both with and without post-it notes, and with extensive handwritten notes.


This talk and Working Paper served as the basis for the later paper written by Minsky titled, "Financial Crises and the Evolution of Capitalism: The Crash of ’87 - What Does It Mean?" which then became a chapter in Capitalist development and crisis theory : accumulation, regulation, and spatial restructuring edited by M. Gottdiener and Nicos Komninos, New York : St. Martin's Press, 1989.