financial crisis

Incentive Structures, Central Banks, and Economic Policies: A Conversation with Raghuram Rajan

Raghuram Rajan is the Katherine Dusak Miller Distinguished Service Professor of Finance at University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business....

Higher Savings, Lower Returns: The Unacknowledged Externalities of Financial Innovation

New research shows how innovation in finance may increase the aggregate demand for investments over time, yet lower the expected return on assets.

What’s Dragging Down the Asian Economy? A New Look at Determinants of Growth

Researchers find that private and public investments, lower financial risk, and flexible exchange rate regimes appear to support the economic growth of Asian countries, while more open capital accounts marginally reduce growth.

Using Real Time Data to Forecast Impacts of Financial Crises

New research outlines the impact of economic crises in the Post-War Era using real time data.

Going for Broke: The Benefits of Bankruptcy Protection

A new study finds that Chapter 13 Bankruptcy increases annual income, decreases five-year foreclosure rates points, and decreases five-year mortality.

Scaling Back Quantitative Easing: Domestic Recovery at a Foreign Cost

Federal Reserve announcements about “tapering,” or reducing the level of quantitative easing, had significant negative impacts on financial asset prices in otherwise robust emerging market economies.

Policy Radio | Governor Edward Rendell on Efficiency and Effectiveness in Government

This week on Chicago Policy Radio, Julie Cooper speaks with former Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell on working with all levels of government to improve policy and infrastructure.

Measuring Economic Policy Uncertainty: A Study Analysis

A subject of debate: is economic policy uncertainty holding back a stronger post-Great Recession recovery?

Regulating Investments in Brazil: Too Much of a Good Thing?

A Brazilian banking executive talks the business environment and overregulation in this up-and-coming nation.

Will Basel III Help or Hurt?

Will new regulations make the financial system safe or just ineffective?

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