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The consolidation of the financial services industry: causes, consequences, and implications for the future

This article designs a framework for evaluating the causes, consequences, and future implications of financial consolidation, reviews the extant research literature within the context of this framework (over 250 references), and suggests fruitful avenues for future research. The evidence is consistent with increases in market power from some types of consolidation; improvements in profit efficiency and diversification of risks, but little or no cost efficiency improvements; relatively little effect on the availability of services to small customers; potential improvements in payments system ...
Finance and Economics Discussion Series , Paper 1998-46

Macro overview of the United States

Remarks at the European Economics and Financial Centre, London, England.
Speech , Paper 44

Journal Article
Financial services in the new century

FRBSF Economic Letter

Journal Article
The future of financial intermediation and regulation: an overview

On March 11, Stephen G. Cecchetti, Executive Vice President and Director of Research at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, delivered the following remarks at the symposium A New Equilibrium in the Credit Business: The Future of Financial Systems--Regulation in the Twenty-First Century, sponsored by the Oliver Wyman Institute and the Institut fur Kreditwesen, Universitat Munster.
Current Issues in Economics and Finance , Volume 5 , Issue May

Journal Article
The Federal Reserve Banks as fiscal agents and depositories of the United States

The Federal Reserve, the nation's central bank, is also the U.S. government's bank. As fiscal agents of the United States, the Federal Reserve Banks provide the Department of the Treasury with services related to the federal debt-receiving bids for auction of Treasury securities and processing securities transactions. As depositories, the Federal Reserve Banks provide payment-related services to the Treasury and other government agencies - handling the government's account by accepting deposits and clearing payments. This article describes the nature of the primary fiscal agency and ...
Federal Reserve Bulletin , Volume 86 , Issue Apr , Pages 251-259

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Implications of 9/11 for the financial services sector

Proceedings , Paper 805

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Financial structure and aggregate economic activity: an overview


Conference Paper
Risk: remarks

Proceedings – Payments System Research Conferences

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Large capital infusions, investor reactions, and the return and risk performance of financial institutions over the business cycle and recent finanical crisis

We examine investors? reactions to announcements of large capital infusions by U.S. financial institutions (FIs) from 2000 to 2009. These infusions include private market infusions (seasoned equity offerings (SEOs)) as well as injections of government capital under the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP). The sample period covers both business cycle expansions and contractions, and the recent financial crisis. We present evidence on the factors affecting FIs? decisions to raise capital, the determinants of investor reactions, and post-infusion risk-taking of the recipients, as well as a ...
Working Papers , Paper 13-23



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