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Bank regulation and the public interest

Economic Review , Issue Spr , Pages 55-71

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Do capital markets predict problems in large commercial banks?

In the present climate of intense debate over deposit insurance reform, the nature and limits of market discipline become especially important. The widely accepted argument for greater reliance on market discipline is that it will restrain managerial risk-taking and reduce potential losses to the deposit insurance fund. Opponents of this view favor the traditional reliance on supervision by the bank regulatory agencies as the primary method to maintain the safety and soundness of the banking system and the integrity of the deposit insurance fund. ; This article attempts to shed some empirical ...
New England Economic Review , Issue May , Pages 51-56

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FDIC's modified payout plan

FRBSF Economic Letter

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Bank runs

FRBSF Economic Letter

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The effect of Continental Illinois' failure on the financial performance of other banks

FRB Atlanta Working Paper , Paper 89-9

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Banking industry consolidation and productive efficient

Proceedings , Paper 723

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Paradise Lost: addressing \\"Too big to fail\\" (with reference to John Milton and Irving Kristol)

"In the words of Milton, I would say that regulation should be designed to enable financial institutions to be 'sufficient to have stood, though free to fall.'" ; Remarks before the Cato Institute's 27th Annual Monetary Conference, Washington, D.C., November 19, 2009
Speeches and Essays , Paper 1

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Capital ratios as predictors of bank failure

The current review of the 1988 Basel Capital Accord has put the spotlight on the ratios used to assess banks? capital adequacy. This article examines the effectiveness of three capital ratios?the first based on leverage, the second on gross revenues, and the third on risk-weighted assets?in forecasting bank failure over different time frames. Using 1988-93 data on U.S. banks, the authors find that the simple leverage and gross revenue ratios perform as well as the more complex risk-weighted ratio over one- or two-year horizons. Although the risk-weighted measures prove more accurate in ...
Economic Policy Review , Issue Jul , Pages 33-52

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Purchase and assumption mergers: do banks overbid?

Proceedings , Paper 79

Working Paper
Insolvency versus closure: why the regulatory delay in closing troubled thrifts?

Financial Industry Studies Working Paper , Paper 90-2

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