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Connectedness and contagion protecting the financial system from panics

Author: Hal S Scott
Publisher: Cambridge, Massachusetts The MIT Press [2016]. ©2016
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

An argument that contagion is the most significant risk facing the financial system and that Dodd�Frank has reduced the government's ability to respond effectively.


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Hal S Scott
ISBN: 0262034379 9780262034371
OCLC Number: 981377451
Description: xxi, 416 páginas 24 cm
Contents: Acknowledgments. --
Introduction. --
Connectedness, contagion, and correlation : definitions and a review of the economic literature. --
The concept of connectedness. --
The concept and history of contagion. --
The concept of correlation. --
Connectedness in the crisis. --
Asset connectedness : Lehman and AIG. --
Liability connectedness : money market funds and tri-party repo market. --
The Dodd-Frank Act policies to address connectedness. --
Contagion. --
Contagion in the 2008 crisis : the run on the non-bank sector, "shadow banks". --
The history of lender of last resort in the United States. --
Dodd-Frank restrictions on the lender of last resort power. --
Comparison of LLR powers of fed with Bank of England, European Central Bank, and Bank of Japan. --
Strengthening the LLR powers of the fed. --
Liability insurance and guarantees. --
Insuring money market funds. --
Ex-ante policies to avoid contagion : capital, liquidity, resolution, money market mutual fund reform, and limits on short-term funding. --
Capital requirements : Basel III framework. --
Liquidity requirements. --
Bank resolution procedures, contingent capital (CoCos), and bail-ins. --
Dodd-Frank orderly liquidation for non-bank SIFIs (including bank holding companies). --
Living wills. --
Money market mutual fund reform. --
The dependence of the financial system on short-term funding. --
Government crowding out of private issuance of short-term debt. --
Public capital injections into insolvent financial institutions, i.e "bailouts". --
Capital purchase program and other TARP support programs. --
Criticisms of bailouts generally. --
Specific criticism of tarp. --
Standing bailout programs. --
Conclusion. --
Notes. --
Responsibility: Hal S. Scott.


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