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'Too-big-to-fail' financial institutions: risks and remedies


  • Fabio Panzera
  • Sergio Rossi


Too-big-to-fail (TBTF) institutions pose a systemic threat to financial stability, as they exploit the implicit guarantee offered by the State to further increase their businesses as well as the risks they raise for taxpayers. Although TBTF problems have been widely debated in the literature, practical solutions are still lacking in all advanced economies around the world. This paper puts forward a structural reform of banks' bookkeeping, with the aim of refining the latter in order to make it fully transparent, to gain the competitive advantage that results from a financial industry that is more resilient to systemic risks and crises.

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  • Fabio Panzera & Sergio Rossi, 2011. "'Too-big-to-fail' financial institutions: risks and remedies," International Journal of Trade and Global Markets, Inderscience Enterprises Ltd, vol. 4(3), pages 311-327.
  • Handle: RePEc:ids:ijtrgm:v:4:y:2011:i:3:p:311-327

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    1. K. Krishnamurty & V. Pandit, 1996. "Exchange Rate, Tariff and Trade Flows: Alternative Policy Scenarios for India," Indian Economic Review, Department of Economics, Delhi School of Economics, vol. 31(1), pages 57-89, January.
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    1. Panzera, Fabio S., 2011. "Price stability and financial imbalances: rethinking the macrofinancial framework after the 2007-8 financial crisis," FSES Working Papers 423, Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences, University of Freiburg/Fribourg Switzerland.


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