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The relationship between the S&P 500 index and S&P 500 index futures prices

Economic Review , Issue May , Pages 2-10

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F.Y.I. recovering bank profitability: spoiled again by large banks' loan problems

Economic Review , Issue May , Pages 30-43

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Pricing firms on the basis of fundamentals

Determining the right or fair price of a stock is one of the oldest problems in finance. Business mergers and acquisitions rely on this information, but only in the last several decades have formal models been developed to address the question. This article focuses on fundamental valuation, a technique that determines the right price by forecasting cash flows from a stock market investment and calculating what that income is worth. ; The author first provides an overview of the literature and an illustration of commonly used fundamental valuation techniques based on relative valuation and the ...
Economic Review , Volume 88 , Issue Q1 , Pages 49-70

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Review essay on The State of Macroeconomics(1990) edited by Seppo Honkapohja

Economic Review , Issue Jul , Pages 44-47

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The economics of payment finality

Payment finality is critical to decentralized exchange. By specifying how the transfer of one type of claim extinguishes another, the rules governing finality minimize opportunities for default along credit chains and allocate other risks. ; The authors provide a basic analysis of finality and its role in facilitating exchange. They first present a simple, historically based model of transferable debt and finality. The discussion demonstrates the desirability of transferable debt and why rules governing payment finality are needed to sort out who will bear the losses in the event of default. ...
Economic Review , Volume 87 , Issue Q2 , Pages 1-12

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F.Y.I. effects of oil price shocks on measured GNP growth

Economic Review , Issue Sum , Pages 52-64

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The use of mitigating factors in bank mergers and acquisitions: a decade of antitrust at the Fed

Economic Review , Issue Mar , Pages 32-44

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Reserve requirements: A modern perspective

The discussion in many money and banking textbooks would suggest that the Federal Reserve requires depository institutions to hold a minimum level of non-interest-earning reserves because (1) reserve requirements are a monetary policy tool that allows the Fed to expand the money supply and lower interest rates, and (2) reserve requirements improve the safety and soundness of depository institutions. This article argues that this "conventional wisdom" view is too narrow. ; The Fed often uses reserve requirement changes, the authors contend, to achieve non-monetary-policy objectives, as it ...
Economic Review , Volume 87 , Issue Q4 , Pages 41-52

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Supervising bank safety and soundness: some open issues

This article identifies underresearched and/or underappreciated issues that affect bank safety and soundness or financial system stability. The author begins by discussing the goals of safety and soundness supervision and then focuses on seven imperfectly understood, and often intertwined, issues: credit rating agencies; the combination of banking and commerce; nationwide depositor preference and the distribution of liability-holders' risk exposures; systemic risk; capital adequacy; market discipline; and credible resolution procedures for the failure of large financial firms. Many of these ...
Economic Review , Issue Q1-2 , Pages 83 - 100

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The Mexican economic crisis: alternative views

The authors of this article suggest that many of the explanations for the 1994 crisis are based on questionable assumptions and dubious analysis. They contend that, when trying to explain the crisis, most authors have concentrated on the wrong economic "fundamentals." They challenge the conventional view that the crisis was caused by a combination of flawed fiscal, monetary, and exchange rate policies. Their explanation for the crisis belongs in an alternative camp that emphasizes the vulnerability of the Mexican financial system to swings in expectations and investor confidence. ; In their ...
Economic Review , Volume 80 , Issue Jan , Pages 21-44

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