The Money Problem: Rethinking Financial Regulation by Morgan RicksThe Money Problem: Rethinking Financial Regulation by Morgan Ricks

The Money Problem: Rethinking Financial Regulation

byMorgan Ricks

Paperback | October 6, 2017

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Years have passed since the world experienced one of the worst financial crises in history, and while countless experts have analyzed it, many central questions remain unanswered. Should money creation be considered a ‘public’ or ‘private’ activity—or both? What do we mean by, and want from, financial stability? What role should regulation play? How would we design our monetary institutions if we could start from scratch?
In The Money Problem, Morgan Ricks addresses all of these questions and more, offering a practical yet elegant blueprint for a modernized system of money and banking—one that, crucially, can be accomplished through incremental changes to the United States’ current system. He brings a critical, missing dimension to the ongoing debates over financial stability policy, arguing that the issue is primarily one of monetary system design. The Money Problem offers a way to mitigate the risk of catastrophic panic in the future, and it will expand the financial reform conversation in the United States and abroad.
Morgan Ricks is associate professor at Vanderbilt Law School. Previously, he was a senior policy advisor and financial restructuring expert at the US Treasury Department, a risk-arbitrage trader at Citadel Investment Group, a vice president in the investment banking division of Merrill Lynch & Co, and a corporate takeover lawyer at Wac...
Title:The Money Problem: Rethinking Financial RegulationFormat:PaperbackDimensions:336 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.9 inPublished:October 6, 2017Publisher:University of Chicago PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:022652812X

ISBN - 13:9780226528120


Table of Contents


Part 1 Instability

1 Taking the Money Market Seriously
2 Money Creation and Market Failure
3 Banking in Theory and Reality
4 Panics and the Macroeconomy

Part 2 Design Alternatives

5 A Monetary Thought Experiment
6 The Limits of Risk Constraints
7 Public Support and Subsidized Finance
8 The Public-Private Partnership

Part 3 Money and Sovereignty

9 A More Detailed Blueprint
10 Rethinking Financial Reform


Editorial Reviews

"The best book on finance in decades....clearly and sensibly written. It challenges a great deal of orthodoxy very straightforwardly. If you are not a financial regulation junkie, you may not want to tackle The Money Problem, but if you do, you will be rewarded by excellent analysis and clear writing."