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Deregulation Rallies Bank Stocks, But Be Aware Of The Risks

June 19th, 2017 · Comments Off on Deregulation Rallies Bank Stocks, But Be Aware Of The Risks

Bank shares rally predictably on the prospect of financial deregulation. They did so twice in the past 6 months already. However, financial deregulation is very risky as the cost of financial crises are much larger than those of garden variety recessions. Reducing the risk of future financial crisis should therefore be the main driver of […]

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Tags: Financial regulation

Does Dodd-Frank work?

July 21st, 2013 · Comments Off on Does Dodd-Frank work?

At the same time, it has been shocking to witness how quickly so many people in Washington have forgotten the lessons of the crisis. Financial regulation made simple..

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Financial regulation made simple..

June 15th, 2013 · Comments Off on Financial regulation made simple..

Title I of Dodd-Frank empowers the Financial Stability Oversight Council to bring these kinds of “shadow banks” under prudential supervision by the Fed. Of course, that law was enacted three years ago and for nearly two years now, the regulators have promised that they will be designating shadow banks for supervisory oversight “very soon”. This […]

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Financial regulations made simple..

June 12th, 2013 · Comments Off on Financial regulations made simple..

Does the idea of a safe, regulated, core set of activities, and a less safe, less regulated, non-core make sense? No. The idea of a safe, regulated, core set of activities with access to the safety net (deposit insurance, central bank lending) and a less safe, MORE regulated, noncore set of activities which DO NOT […]

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Tags: Credit Crisis

Volcker is right once again

December 21st, 2009 · Comments Off on Volcker is right once again

Restore the law that could have saved us from so much trouble….

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Tags: Credit Crisis · Reform Capitalism

Voting against financial regulation??

December 14th, 2009 · Comments Off on Voting against financial regulation??

In the face of what happened the past years? Difficult to explain, unless one looks at how the political process works… Not always to the advantage of the nation.

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Tags: Credit Crisis · Public Policy · Reform Capitalism

How to mend the financial system

December 6th, 2009 · Comments Off on How to mend the financial system

Simon Johnson is the former chief economist of the IMF. When he speaks one should listen. He previously wrote by far the best diagnosis of what’s wrong with American financial markets, and how it got that way (you can read that here). He’s at it again, with another excellent result..

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Tags: Credit Crisis · Public Policy · Reform Capitalism