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Bankers drawing lessons from history: lucidity or blindness?

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  • Hubert Bonin

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Lessons from economic history are ever difficult to seize on because the motto \"this time is different\" and so many managerial fads foster a lack of lucidity. Anyway business and banking historians stick to their struggle to convince managers and bankers to read into academic books or journals, and to pick up levers to gauge cyclical trends, evolutions of balance sheet, pending risks, etc. This article delves into the history of banking crisis to fuel arguments about the challenges to be faced against herding bad practices as behavourial finance gathered Momentum since the 2007-2009 crisis.

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  • Hubert Bonin, 2018. "Bankers drawing lessons from history: lucidity or blindness?," Cahiers du GREThA 2018-13, Groupe de Recherche en Economie Théorique et Appliquée.
  • Handle: RePEc:grt:wpegrt:2018-13
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    Keywords

    banks; crisis; risks; credit; issues of balance-sheets solidity;

    JEL classification:

    • G01 - Financial Economics - - General - - - Financial Crises
    • G02 - Financial Economics - - General - - - Behavioral Finance: Underlying Principles
    • G21 - Financial Economics - - Financial Institutions and Services - - - Banks; Other Depository Institutions; Micro Finance Institutions; Mortgages
    • N21 - Economic History - - Financial Markets and Institutions - - - U.S.; Canada: Pre-1913
    • N80 - Economic History - - Micro-Business History - - - General, International, or Comparative

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