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History of and rationales for the Reconstruction Finance Corporation

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An analysis of the lessons learned from the 1930s financial rescue mechanism, the Reconstruction Finance Corporation, and a comparison of its structure to that of today's Resolution Trust Corporation.

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  • Walker F. Todd, 1992. "History of and rationales for the Reconstruction Finance Corporation," Economic Review, Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, vol. 28(Q IV), pages 22-35.
  • Handle: RePEc:fip:fedcer:y:1992:i:qiv:p:22-35:n:v.28no.4
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