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Author:Todd, Walker F. 

Journal Article
Lessons from the collapse of three state-chartered private deposit insurance funds

An analysis of the collapse of the Rhode Island Share and Deposit Indemnity Corporation, distinguishing the elements of failure and resolution that it shared with other large state-chartered deposit insurance funds--principally the Ohio and Maryland funds--from those that were unique to Rhode Island.
Economic Commentary , Issue May

Conference Paper
Lessons of the past and prospects for the future in lender of last resort theory

Proceedings , Paper 215

Journal Article
Aggressive uses of Chapter 11 of the Federal Bankruptcy Code

An examination of the aggressive uses of the corporate bankruptcy code from an economic and historical perspective, and some implications for economic competition in the United States.
Economic Review , Issue Q III , Pages 20-26

Working Paper
The evolving legal framework for financial services

A summary of the history of financial services regulation in the United States and an examination of the conflicting models of political economy, or the legal framework, that lay behind that history.
Working Papers (Old Series) , Paper 9306

Working Paper
Lessons of the past and prospects for the future in lender of last resort theory

A history of the changes in the theory of the role of the lender of last resort--as a source of solvency versus liquidity support--and a discussion of the distinction between necessity and convenience (the American and European versions of lender of last resort theory) in mounting rescue operations through the central bank.
Working Papers (Old Series) , Paper 8805

Journal Article
History of and rationales for the Reconstruction Finance Corporation

An analysis of the lessons learned from the 1930s financial rescue mechanism, the Reconstruction Finance Corporation, and a comparison of its structure to that of today's Resolution Trust Corporation.
Economic Review , Volume 28 , Issue Q IV , Pages 22-35

Working Paper
Similarities and dissimilarities in the collapses of three state- chartered private deposit insurance funds

An analysis of the collapse of the Rhode Island Share and Deposit Indemnity Corp., focusing on distinguishing the elements of failure that it shared with other large state-chartered deposit insurance funds (principally the Ohio and Maryland funds) from those that were unique to Rhode Island.
Working Papers (Old Series) , Paper 9411

Journal Article
FDICIA's discount window provisions

A description of the evolution of supervisory policy toward failing banks over the past two decades, with particular emphasis on the modifications to Federal Reserve Banks' discount window administration as set forth by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation Improvement Act of 1991 (FDICIA).
Economic Commentary , Issue Dec

Journal Article
Bank receivership and conservatorship

A history of regulatory and statutory responses to failing banks, with special focus on changes since 1987 affecting receiverships, conservatorships, and bridge banks. The author argues that some of these changes, including depositor preference legislation enacted in 1993, have had unintended and still-uncertain consequences.
Economic Commentary , Issue Oct

Journal Article
FDICIA's emergency liquidity provisions

An exploration of the change in standards for Federal Reserve discount window access by nonbanks encompassed in the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation Improvement Act of 1991 (FDICIA), concluding that although it retrenched the federal financial safety net for undercapitalized insured depository institutions, the provision effectively expanded the safety net for uninsured nonbanks, irrespective of their capital or net worth positions.
Economic Review , Volume 29 , Issue Q III , Pages 16-23

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