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Dynamics of Crises

Giovanni Piersanti

in The Macroeconomic Theory of Exchange Rate Crises

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199653126
eISBN:
9780191741210
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199653126.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics

In order to describe the path followed by major macroeconomic variable around the time of crises, this chapter examines some dynamic models. It thus shows how the dynamic adjustment path of the ... More


Uncertain Victory: Big Business and the Politics of Regulatory Reform

Benjamin C. Waterhouse

in Lobbying America: The Politics of Business from Nixon to NAFTA

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691149165
eISBN:
9781400848171
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691149165.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter explores how the debate over the Chrysler bailout within the business community highlighted persistent tensions over what “free market” solutions really should look like, as well as ... More


From IMF Poster Child to Wayward Student

Jerome Roos

in Why Not Default?

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780691180106
eISBN:
9780691184937
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691180106.003.0014
Subject:
Business and Management, Public Management

This chapter considers why the International Monetary Fund (IMF) did it not prevent Argentina's record default of 2001. It suggests that the IMF was both unable and unwilling to stop it. While the ... More


Hope Springs Eternal: French Bondholders and the Repudiation of Russian Sovereign Debt

Kim Oosterlinck

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780300190915
eISBN:
9780300220933
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300190915.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This is a book about hope and international finance. The repudiation of Russia’s debt by the Bolsheviks in 1918 affected French investors for several generations. The reason for this was the sheer ... More


The Power of Inaction: Bank Bailouts in Comparison

Cornelia Woll

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452352
eISBN:
9780801471155
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452352.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

Bank bailouts in the aftermath of the collapse of Lehman Brothers and the onset of the Great Recession brought into sharp relief the power that the global financial sector holds over national ... More


Prosper or Perish: Credit and Fiscal Systems in Rural China

Lynette H. Ong

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450624
eISBN:
9780801465956
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450624.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Asian Politics

The official banking institutions for rural China are rural credit cooperatives (RCCs). Although these co-ops are mandated to support agricultural development among farm households, since 1980 half ... More


Conclusion

Youssef Cassis

in Crises and Opportunities: The Shaping of Modern Finance

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199600861
eISBN:
9780191724930
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199600861.003.0009
Subject:
Business and Management, Finance, Accounting, and Banking, Business History

This chapter provides a synthesis of the preceding discussions and presents some concluding thoughts. The Financial Debacle of 2007–8 was the most severe financial crisis in modern history. Never ... More


Dr. StrangeLoan: Or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Financial Collapse

Aaron S. Edlin

in The Economists' Voice 2.0: The Financial Crisis, Health Care Reform, and More

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231160155
eISBN:
9780231504324
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231160155.003.0018
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This chapter describes how the U.S. government came close but missed its chance to solve the problems of debt and taxes. For years, government debt has soared. The Treasury borrowed more and more ... More


The application of concepts to contemporary examples

Frank J. Vandall

in A History of Civil Litigation: Political and Economic Perspectives

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195391916
eISBN:
9780199894772
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195391916.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law, Legal History

Georgia Power, through lobbying, was able to convince the members of the Georgia legislature to allow customers to fund the construction of a nuclear reactor. During the 2008 government bailout, the ... More


Critics and Controversy: Opposition to Tolling and Long-Term Concessions

Robert W. Poole Jr.

in Rethinking America's Highways: A 21st-Century Vision for Better Infrastructure

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780226557571
eISBN:
9780226557601
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226557601.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

Opponents include grass-roots populists, some groups on the left, and interest groups. The latter include some environmental groups, a few public employee unions, some toll agencies, and trucking ... More


“Too Big to Fail” before the Fed

Gary B. Gorton and Ellis W. Tallman

in Fighting Financial Crises: Learning from the Past

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780226479514
eISBN:
9780226479651
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226479651.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics

The clearing house also engaged in bailouts of large member banks during crises. This policy of “too-big-to-fail” was entirely voluntary and created a risk exposure for the clearing house membership. ... More


Brother, Can You Spare a Billion?: The United States, the IMF, and the International Lender of Last Resort

Daniel McDowell

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780190605766
eISBN:
9780190609504
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190605766.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy, International Relations and Politics

When financial crises occur, it has long been accepted that national economies need a lender of last resort to stabilize markets. In today’s global financial system, crises are rarely confined to one ... More


It Was the Worst of Times

Janet Grossbach Mayer

in As Bad as They Say?: Three Decades of Teaching in the Bronx

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780823234165
eISBN:
9780823240814
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823234165.003.0003
Subject:
History, Social History

In 1975, the United States was in the midst of yet another economic crisis, and New York City was close to financial ruin. Mayor Abraham Beame and Governor Hugh Carey looked to President Gerald Ford ... More


From Theory to Practice

Cornelia Woll

in The Power of Inaction: Bank Bailouts in Comparison

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452352
eISBN:
9780801471155
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452352.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

This chapter presents two perspectives in the theoretical discussion of bank bailouts. The moral hazard perspective theorizes the disadvantages of government support by demonstrating that the ... More


Systemic Risk, Institutional Design, and the Regulation of Financial Markets

Anita Anand (ed.)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780198777625
eISBN:
9780191823183
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198777625.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Company and Commercial Law

Following the recent financial crisis, regulators have been preoccupied with the concept of systemic risk in financial markets, believing that such risk could cause the markets that they oversee to ... More


Policy in an Economy with Balance Sheet Effects

Aaron Tornell (ed.)

in Preventing Currency Crises in Emerging Markets

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226184944
eISBN:
9780226185057
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226185057.003.0016
Subject:
Economics and Finance, International

This chapter assesses the policy responses to crisis in the presence of enforceability problems, bailout problems, and balance sheet effects. Systemic bailout guarantees are a second-best instrument ... More


A French Bailout?

Kim Oosterlinck

in Hope Springs Eternal: French Bondholders and the Repudiation of Russian Sovereign Debt

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780300190915
eISBN:
9780300220933
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300190915.003.0005
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This chapter details the reasons which prompted French investors to believe that France might bail them out. During the 19th century the French government had bailed out its citizens who had invested ... More


Recent Econometric and Financial Research

Kim Oosterlinck

in Hope Springs Eternal: French Bondholders and the Repudiation of Russian Sovereign Debt

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780300190915
eISBN:
9780300220933
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300190915.003.0007
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

The first chapters of the book identified all the potential reasons Russian bond prices remained resilient despite the formal announcement of their repudiation. The purpose of this chapter is to ... More


The Euro Area Crisis

Alicia Hinarejos

in The Euro Area Crisis in Constitutional Perspective

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780198714958
eISBN:
9780191783128
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198714958.003.0003
Subject:
Law, EU Law

This chapter provides a brief account of the events leading up to, and the unfolding of, the euro area crisis. It further addresses the relationship between the crisis and the original design of EMU, ... More


Bailout Games

Cornelia Woll

in The Power of Inaction: Bank Bailouts in Comparison

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452352
eISBN:
9780801471155
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452352.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

This introductory chapter provides an overview of bank bailouts. In all countries who experienced ecnomic crisis in 2008, the political decisions to rescue the banking sector were heavily criticized. ... More


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