The paper sets out to analyse the effects of the financial crisis on the international standard-setter in 2008 and the attempts made to shoot the messenger - to blame IAS 39 for creating the crisis for reporting unrealised losses, rather than the cause being bankers making bad investment decisions.
ANDRÉ, P., JENY, A., DICK, W., RICHARD, C. and WALTON, P. (2009). Fair Value Accounting and the Banking Crisis in 2008: Shooting the Messenger. Accounting in Europe, 6(1), pp. 3-24.