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Financial Stability and Public Policy: An Overview

  • Ghosh, Saibal

The paper reviews the sources of market failure in financial institutions and markets and what can be done to alleviate them. It examines game-theoretic explanations for financial instability, in particular the role of asymmetric information in generating destabilizing behavior. In the area of remedies, the paper analyses the potential contribution of official safety nets and what can be done to minimize the associated moral hazard. It discusses the role of public policy in this context.

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Paper provided by University Library of Munich, Germany in its series MPRA Paper with number 19757.

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Date of creation: Jan 2001
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Publication status: Published in Reserve Bank of India Occasional Papers 1 (2001): pp. 109-131
Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:19757
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