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Author:Clement, Douglas 

Discussion Paper
Incentive compensation in the banking industry: insights from economic theory

How can banks and similar institutions design optimal compensation systems? Would such systems conflict with the goals of society? This paper considers a theoretical framework of how banks structure job contracts with their employees to explore three points: the structure of a socially optimal compensation system; the structure of a compensation system that is privately optimal, given the reality of government-guaranteed bank debt; and policy interventions that can lead from the second structure to the first. Analysis reveals a potential policy option: providing proper incentives to banks by ...
Economic Policy Paper , Paper 09-1

Journal Article
Thinking like an economist - a workshop on economic principles

The Region , Volume 17 , Issue Sep , Pages 34-37

Journal Article
Profile of a gambling district: We love to gamble, and we've developed dozens of ways to do it

Fedgazette , Volume 15 , Issue Mar , Pages 2-3

Journal Article
Accounting for the rich

Economic theory has long been challenged-and economists fascinated-by the mystery of extreme inequality in U.S. wealth distribution. The explanation may finally be in sight.
The Region , Volume 17 , Issue Jun , Pages 8-11, 48-52

Journal Article
How much for a grizzly? Estimating environmental values is difficult but essential

Fedgazette , Volume 14 , Issue Nov , Pages 5

Journal Article
The mystery of crime

Will the recession cause a surge in crime? Economic theory suggests it might, but empirical evidence for the widely held notion is far from conclusive.
Fedgazette , Volume 21 , Issue Mar , Pages 1-5

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Christina and David Romer interview

University of California, Berkeley, economic historians on the evolution of economic understanding, FOMC forecasting and more.
The Region , Volume 22 , Issue Sep , Pages 12-22

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Interview with John B. Taylor

Stanford economist John. B. Taylor on inflation targets, exchange rates and the eponymous rule.
The Region , Volume 20 , Issue Jun , Pages 22-33

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Out of harm's way: the new wave in flood control is getting rid of the problem: us

Fedgazette , Volume 13 , Issue Sep , Pages 6-7




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