A shadow unregulated banking system flourished during the first decade of the century and suddenly collapsed in less than a year. It is widely accepted this shadow system was based on confidence, but it is not clear how confidence can spur so much and then disappear so fast. In this paper I argue confidence is sustained by the recognition that financial agents care about reputation. While reputation incentives generate an alternative cheaper than traditional banking to provide financing needs, it is also a fragile alternative, that may suddenly collapse. This implies financial regulation should be counter-cyclical, but not imposing more costs to traditional banking during good times but inducing more benefits to better firms during bad times.
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- Ordoñez, Guillermo L., 2013.
"Fragility of reputation and clustering of risk-taking,"
Econometric Society, vol. 8(3), September.
- Guillermo Ordonez, 2008. "Fragility of Reputation and Clustering in Risk Taking," 2008 Meeting Papers 441, Society for Economic Dynamics.
- Guillermo L. Ordoñez, 2009. "Fragility of reputation and clustering of risk-taking," Staff Report 431, Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis.
- Gorton, Gary B., 2010. "Slapped by the Invisible Hand: The Panic of 2007," OUP Catalogue, Oxford University Press, number 9780199734153, March.
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