How informative are bank stress tests?

Market participants follow closely the results of the Fed’s stress tests. But did the recent tests examine higher interest rates?


On the modern corporation

Can modern corporations self-regulate and undertake a green transition?


On the costs of geoeconomic fragmentation

Two research papers estimate the costsĀ  of a policy-driven reversal of global economic integration.


New and noteworthy books in economics (March)

Our selection for this month includes two books on financial stability and two books on the Federal Reserve. Had this been last month’s selection it would have been quite prophetic!

Monetary Policy

On financial dominance

Should Central Banks increase interest rates when financial market turbulence is on the rise?


The current state of U.S. banking

How many banks are in danger? How to prevent the next crisis?


Do interest rates drive investment?

Possible explanations of why the secular decline in the financial cost of capital did not increase business investments.


Banking concentration vs competition

Interesting new research on whether competition in the banking sector leads to financial instability.

Financial Markets

Two bank failures in one week!

Silvergate Bank and SVB collapsed last week in the US. A regulatory failure?


Financial stability and stablecoins

How characteristics of stablecoin holders can lead to financial fragility. How issuance of stablecoins can impact the financing of the real economy.

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