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The separation of banking and commerce

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In the wake of the passage of the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act, the separation of banking from commercial activity is now one of the few remaining pieces of Depression-era banking law. In this article I explore the incentives that banks and commercial firms might have to affiliate. I also outline some of the reasons why legislators might be hesitant to permit such affiliations.
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  • John Krainer, 1998. "The separation of banking and commerce," FRBSF Economic Letter, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, issue jul3.
  • Handle: RePEc:fip:fedfel:y:1998:i:jul3:n:98-21
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