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Identifying systemically important financial institutions


  • David A. Price
  • John R. Walter


The Dodd-Frank Act, in addressing systemic risks to the financial system, requires federal regulators to extend a variety of requirements to nonbank financial institutions that are deemed "systemically important." But how can regulators, and the institutions themselves, best determine whether an institution is systemically important? Research in this area has generated a number of potential approaches.

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  • David A. Price & John R. Walter, 2011. "Identifying systemically important financial institutions," Richmond Fed Economic Brief, Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, issue Apr.
  • Handle: RePEc:fip:fedreb:y:2011:i:apr:n:11-4

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