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Two key issues concerning the supervision of bank safety and soundness
Dwight M. Jaffee

This commentary focuses on two specific issues. The first asks, What are the market failures that actually create the need for the public regulation of bank safety and soundness? The second issue concerns the safety and soundness issues created by the two mortgage government-sponsored enterprises, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, whose very large financial obligations pose a serious systemic risk threat to U.S. financial markets.

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Dwight M. Jaffee, "Two key issues concerning the supervision of bank safety and soundness" , Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, Economic Review, issue Q1-2, pages 114-117, 2007.
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Keywords: Banks and banking ; Bank supervision ; Government-sponsored enterprises
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