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Banking on Politics: When Former High-ranking Politicians Become Bank Directors

Matías Braun and Claudio Raddatz.

in The World Bank Economic Review

June 2010; p ublished online June 2010 .

Journal Article. Subjects: International Financial Markets; Banking; Capitalist Systems. 16586 words.

New data are presented for a large number of countries on how frequently former high-ranking politicians become bank directors. Politician-banker connections at this level are relatively...

Funding Versus Real Economy Shock: The Impact of the 2007–09 Crisis on Small Firms’ Credit Availability

Gunhild Berg and Karolin Kirschenmann.

in Review of Finance

May 2015; p ublished online June 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Economics; International Financial Markets; Banking. 12824 words.

We analyze how banks adjust their lending to small firms after distinct shocks from the cross-border transmission of the 2007–09 crisis by using unique loan application and contract data...

Information, the Cost of Credit, and Operational Efficiency: An Empirical Study of Microfinance

Mark J. Garmaise and Gabriel Natividad.

in The Review of Financial Studies

June 2010; p ublished online April 2010 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Banking; Investment Banking; International Financial Markets; Economic Development; Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainy. 13354 words.

We provide direct evidence on the impact of asymmetric information on both financing and operating activities through a study of credit evaluations of microfinance institutions (MFIs). We...

Interbank Market Freezes and Creditor Runs

Xuewen Liu.

in The Review of Financial Studies

July 2016; p ublished online March 2016 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Economics; Banking; Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainy; Financial Markets. 22670 words.

We model the interplay between trade in the interbank market and creditor runs on financial institutions. We show that the feedback between them can amplify a small shock into “interbank...

The local geographies of the financial crisis: from the housing bubble to economic recession and beyond

Ron Martin.

in Journal of Economic Geography

July 2011; p ublished online June 2010 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Housing Markets, Production Analysis, and Business Location; Urban, Rural, and Regional Economics; International Financial Markets; Banking; Household Analysis. 13962 words.

The recent financial crisis, with its origins in the collapse of the sub-prime mortgage boom and house price bubble in the USA, is a shown to have been a striking example of...

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Market-Based Corrective Actions

Philip Bond, Itay Goldstein and Edward Simpson Prescott.

in The Review of Financial Studies

February 2010; p ublished online September 2009 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Financial Markets; Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainy; Economics; Banking; Financial Regulation; Mergers and Acquisitions. 23492 words.

Many economic agents take corrective actions based on information inferred from market prices of firms’ securities. Examples include directors and activists intervening in the management of...

Safe Haven CDS Premiums

Sven Klingler and David Lando.

in The Review of Financial Studies

May 2018; p ublished online March 2018 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Economics; International Financial Markets; Banking; Financial Regulation. 19764 words.


Credit default swaps can be used to lower the capital requirements of dealer banks entering into uncollateralized derivatives positions with...