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  • Financing Investment In A World Without Maturity Transformation

    posted to Macroeconomic Resilience on Tue 8th Oct 13

    Why do banks exist? The conventional wisdom goes like this – depositors prefer to hold liquid risk-free assets and borrowers prefer to borrow for the long-term to invest in risky projects. Banks sit in the middle of this process and perform a sort of

  • A Lesson From Lehman and Bear Stearns

    posted to Macroeconomic Resilience on Fri 13th Sep 13

    Five years on, what can we learn from the collapse of Lehman Brothers? The conventional opinion is that we should have saved Lehman Brothers just like we saved the rest of the financial sector in the immediate aftermath of the Lehman collapse. But some critics

  • Macroeconomic Stimulus: Theory Vs Practise

    posted to Macroeconomic Resilience on Thu 12th Sep 13

    There are many schools of macroeconomic thought. Most people agree that some form of stimulus is needed during a recession but what should this stimulus look like? Is monetary stimulus sufficient or do we need fiscal stimulus as well? What should this monetary

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  • Financing Investment In A World Without Maturity Transformation

    posted to Macroeconomic Resilience on Tue 8th Oct 13

    Why do banks exist? The conventional wisdom goes like this – depositors prefer to hold liquid risk-free assets and borrowers prefer to borrow for the long-term to invest in risky projects. Banks sit in the middle of this process and perform a sort of

  • A Lesson From Lehman and Bear Stearns

    posted to Macroeconomic Resilience on Fri 13th Sep 13

    Five years on, what can we learn from the collapse of Lehman Brothers? The conventional opinion is that we should have saved Lehman Brothers just like we saved the rest of the financial sector in the immediate aftermath of the Lehman collapse. But some critics

  • Macroeconomic Stimulus: Theory Vs Practise

    posted to Macroeconomic Resilience on Thu 12th Sep 13

    There are many schools of macroeconomic thought. Most people agree that some form of stimulus is needed during a recession but what should this stimulus look like? Is monetary stimulus sufficient or do we need fiscal stimulus as well? What should this monetary