How restrictions on access to the Fed’s discount window in the 1930s led banks to de-risk their portfolios, creating a subsequent bank run.
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Growing corporate debt could turn into the source of the next financial crisis, despite banks being better capitalized today than they were on the eve of the ’08 financial crisis.
A new paper from the Bank of England finds that macroprudential buffers, if set appropriately, could eliminate the “fire-sale externality” in the derivatives market.
A series of blog posts from the Federal Reserve Bank of New York outlines the costs of the Lehman Brothers default to creditors. The total cost to such creditors was between $45 and $60 billion, with a recovery rate for third-party creditors of about 30%.