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Financial Institutions and Markets

The Financial Crisis—An Early Retrospective

  • Robert R. Bliss
  • George G. Kaufman

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Financial Crises across Countries

  3. Other Issues in Financial Regulation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 185-185
    2. Giorgio Di Giorgio, Guido Traficante
      Pages 187-203
    3. Sujit Chakravorti, Jeffery W. Gunther, Robert R. Moore
      Pages 225-240

About this book


This book is a collection of research papers that contribute to the understanding of ongoing developments in financial institutions and markets both in the United States and globally, including an in-depth look at topics such as universal access, cost recovery, and payment services; the transparency of global monetary policy; and the crisis of financial regulation.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Robert R. Bliss
  • George G. Kaufman
    • 1
  1. 1.Loyola University ChicagoUSA

About the editors

George G.Kaufman is Professor of Business Administration, Loyola University at Chicago. Robert R.Bliss is Professor at Calloway School of Business and Accountancy, Wake Forest University.

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"In the first great financial crisis of the 21st century, when markets stalled, policies surged. This volume crisply lays out responses to the crisis in the U.S. and elsewhere. But it does much more. It also shows how, before the crisis, while markets sprinted ahead, policies observed. And, therein it signals how widely and deeply blame will come to be apportioned. The crisply written chapters give a tour of how different sectors and different countries got into, and through, the most perilous episode in our economic and financial lives." - James A. Wilcox, UC Berkeley

"...artfully exposes the diverse roots of the crisis and explains how and why US and EU regulators failed to stop its spread." - Edward J. Kane, Professor of Finance at Boston College

"A valuable addition to the literature on financial crises . . .highly recommended." - Choice