European policymakers are confronting a heightened crisis characterised by a perverse and seemingly intractable interplay between sovereign debt pressures and financial-sector fragilities (Wolff 2011). Three questions arise:
The interplay of sovereign spreads and banks’ fragility in the Eurozone
Damiano Sandri, Ashoka Mody, 23 November 2011
How much capital do European banks need? Some estimates
Viral Acharya, Dirk Schoenmaker, Sascha Steffen, 22 November 2011
The European banking system is freezing up. Several banks are not able to fund themselves in the market. The lack of market confidence in European banks is fed by the ongoing uncertainty about Eurozone sovereign debt (as well as real estate) to which these banks are exposed.
If banks should act as utilities, why not treat them as such?
Charles A.E. Goodhart, 30 August 2011
Nobody thinks that utility-operating companies – whether in transport, such as railways, in energy, such as electricity, or telephone or water – are too big to fail. If they lose enough money and go bust, then, if another company cannot be found to take over the franchise, the government steps in to take over the operations.
Capital, politics and bank weaknesses
Jon Danielsson, 27 June 2011
Bank capital has emerged as a key element in the post-crisis financial regulatory reforms. Basel III is now likely to include a 7% equity-to-risk-weighted-assets capital requirement.
Do banks learn from crises?
Ruediger Fahlenbrach, Robert Prilmeier, René M Stulz, 27 May 2011
On 17 August 1998, Russia defaulted on its debt. This event started a dramatic chain reaction. As one observer put it, “the entire global economic system as we know it almost went into meltdown, beginning with Russia's default” (Friedman 1999). As Russia defaulted, a number of investors, including banks, made large losses.
From financial crisis to Great Recession: Evidence on the transmission role of banks
Shekhar Aiyar, 12 May 2011
How did problems originating in one asset class in one country propagate internationally, sparking the Great Recession? A standard stylised explanation relies on the globalisation of the banking system, and has two parts.
Optimal Bank Capital
David Miles, Gilberto Marcheggiano, Jing Yang, 11 April 2011
Do we need big banks?
Harry Huizinga, Asli Demirgüç-Kunt, 18 March 2011
In recent years, many banks have reached enormous size both in absolute terms and relative to their national economies. By 2008:
Banks and capital markets: A two-way nexus
Biagio Bossone, 18 December 2010
Financial regulation is being rethought. One area where the conventional wisdom is being redrawn is the interaction of banks and capital markets. For years, banks and capital markets have been viewed as competing sources of financing (e.g. Jacklin 1987, Jacklin and Bhattacharya 1988, Diamond 1997, and Allen and Gale 1999 and 2002).
Banks and capital markets as a coevolving financial system
Fenghua Song, Anjan Thakor, 1 December 2010
At a time when financial regulation is being fundamentally rethought, the optimal configuration of banks and capital markets within a financial system and how each should be regulated have become centre-stage issue. Banks and capital markets are often viewed as competing sources of financing (e.g. Allen and Gale 1997, Boot and Thakor 1997, and Dewatripont and Maskin 1995).
- Internationalisation, innovation, and productivity of firmsAltomonte, Aquilante, Békés, Ottaviano
- How rich nations benefit from EU membershipCampos, Coricelli, Moretti
- The ECB should do QE via forex interventionFrankel
- The chartbook of economic inequalityAtkinson, Morelli
- Predicting economic turning pointsAhir, Loungani
- A tale of two depressions: What do the new data tell us? February 2010 updateEichengreen, O’Rourke
- The ECB’s stealth bailoutSinn
- Educated in America: College graduates and high school dropoutsHeckman, LaFontaine
- Eurozone breakup would trigger the mother of all financial crisesEichengreen
- Panic-driven austerity in the Eurozone and its implicationsDe Grauwe, Ji
Mulgan, 11 April 2014
Campos, Coricelli, Moretti
Ostry, Berg, Tsangarides