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Too Big to Fail: The Hazards of Bank Bailouts

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The potential failure of a large bank presents vexing questions for policymakers. It poses significant risks to other financial institutions, to the financial system as a whole, and possibly to the economic and social order. Because of such fears, policymakers in many countries—developed and less developed, democratic and autocratic—respond by protecting bank creditors fro ...more
Hardcover, 230 pages
Published February 29th 2004 by Brookings Institution Press
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Aug 18, 2009 E rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Profound reflection on the “too big to fail” doctrine

In this clearly prophetic book, Gary H. Stern and Ron J. Feldman examine the “too big to fail” doctrine, and show how policymakers made the financial system riskier by implicitly promising to bail out the biggest banking institutions. In the wake of the global financial crisis in which several major institutions failed in 2008, getAbstract welcomes this reissued, lucid assessment of one of the most perplexing, perverse policies in financial re
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Jan 19, 2014 Connie rated it it was amazing
The definitive book on TBTF -- couldn't have gotten through my thesis without you!
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Apr 22, 2010 Theresa Leone Davidson rated it really liked it
Fascinating book, although the subject matter is dry and not the most scintillating to read about, mostly because this was written in 2004, before our economic meltdown and the bailouts of all of those institutions that we - the public - were told were 'too big to fail.'
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