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Banking Agencies Seek Public Comment on CRA Proposal
Federal regulators are proposing changes to regulations for the Community Reinvestment Act, nearly 20 years since the last major overhaul of its rules.
2019 Community Banking in the 21st Century Research and Policy Conference
Philadelphia Fed President Patrick Harker discussed the importance of community banks and issues they face, including technological change, demographic pressures, and regulatory burden during a keynote speech at the Community Banking in the 21st Century Research and Policy Conference in St. Louis.
Macroeconomic Effects of China's Financial Policies
The Chinese economy has undergone three major phases: the 1978?97 period marked as the SOE-led economy, the 1998?2015 phase as the investment-driven economy, and the new normal economy since 2016. All three economies have been shaped by the government financial policies, defined as a set of credit policy, monetary policy, and regulatory policy. We analyze the macroeconomic effects of these financial policies throughout the three phases and provide the stylized facts to substantiate our analysis. The stylized facts differ qualitatively across different phases or economies. We argue that the ...
The first line of defense and financial crime: keynote Address at the 1LoD Summit, New York City
Keynote Address at the 1LoD Summit, New York City.
Credit Market Choice
Credit default swaps (CDS) are frequently credited with being the cause of AIG’s collapse during the financial crisis. A Reuters article from September 2008, for example, notes “[w]hen you hear that the collapse of AIG […] might lead to a systemic collapse of the global financial system, the feared culprit is, largely, that once-obscure […] instrument known as a credit default swap.” Yet, despite the prominent role that CDS played during the financial crisis, little is known about how individual financial institutions utilize CDS contracts on individual companies. In a recent New ...