Regulation And Instability In U.S. Commercial Banking: A History of Crises

Hardcover | December 8, 2010

byJill M. Hendrickson

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The historical response to bank crises has always been more regulation. A pattern emerges that some may find surprising: regulation often contributes to bank instability. It suppresses competition and effective response to market changes and encourages bankers to take on additional risk. This book offers a valuable history lesson for policy makers.

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The historical response to bank crises has always been more regulation. A pattern emerges that some may find surprising: regulation often contributes to bank instability. It suppresses competition and effective response to market changes and encourages bankers to take on additional risk. This book offers a valuable history lesson for p...

JILL M. HENDRICKSON is Visiting Associate Professor at the University of St. Thomas, USA. Previously, she held the Frank Wilson Endowed Chair of Political Economy at the University of the South, USA. She has published her research on banking regulation in The Journal of Economic History, and The Quarterly Review of Economics and Finan...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:320 pages, 9.02 × 5.98 × 0.03 inPublished:December 8, 2010Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan UKLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230280668

ISBN - 13:9780230280663

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Table of Contents

Commercial Bank Instability
Theories of Bank Regulation
Antebellum Banking: 1781-1863
National Banking Era: 1864-1912
Era of Instability and Change: 1913-1944
Postwar Banking Era and Regulatory Response: 1945-1999
Banking and Crisis in the Twenty-First Century: 2000-2010
Lessons From the History of U.S. Banking and Regulation