The Fed’s Many-Headed Dilemma
According to Prof. William B. English, when Silicon Valley Bank collapsed and sent ripples through the financial system, the Federal Reserve’s challenge of pursuing maximum employment and low inflation “got even harder.”
What’s Next for the Startups That Banked with SVB?
Federal intervention restored access to startups’ funds, but Yale SOM’s Song Ma says there are important lessons in the episode for founders, starting with diversifying their financial relationships.
The Fed Pushed Silicon Valley Bank Off the Cliff
Yale SOM’s Jeffrey Sonnenfeld and Steven Tian and Jeremy Siegel of the Wharton School write that the Federal Reserve’s impatience in taming inflation could tip the economy into crisis.
Is the Collapse of SVB the Start of a Banking Panic?
Silicon Valley Bank, a financial hub for tech startups, failed and was seized by regulators this week. Prof. Andrew Metrick, who has studied past financial crises, explains how SVB’s balance sheet got squeezed and what's next for the banking sector.
Stablecoins Survived ‘Crypto Winter,’ But That Doesn’t Make Them Safe
Cryptocurrencies such as Tether, which is pegged to the dollar, have held on as others crashed. But according to new research by Yale SOM’s Gary Gorton, these “stablecoins” still pose major risks to the global financial system.
What Makes the UK a Model for Managing Risks to the Financial System
Yale’s Sigrídur Benediktsdottir and Greg Feldberg recently led an in-depth assessment of the UK’s systemic risk oversight as part of the IMF’s Financial Sector Assessment Program. They came away with new insights into one of the world’s leading models for managing financial system risk.
Inside the CDO Market That Catalyzed the Financial Crisis
“Inside the CDO Machine,” a special project from the Yale Program on Financial Stability, explores the first-hand perspectives of market participants.
Can We Reduce Risk from the Shadow Banking System?
According to Prof. Andrew Metrick, new rules on banks have helped push risk to non-bank firms that aren’t subject to the same limitations. In a recent paper, Metrick and former Fed governor Daniel Tarullo propose ways to bring regulation of banks and this “shadow banking system” into better alignment.
Private Equity Investors Helped Stabilize Failed Banks During the Financial Crisis
A new study co-authored by Prof. Song Ma finds that during the financial crisis, private equity firms took on banks in poor health that other buyers didn’t want, and those banks performed relatively well under their new management.
Is the Fed Ready for the Next Financial Crisis?
Yale SOM’s June Rhee discusses how the lessons of the global financial crisis prepared policymakers for COVID, and what tools they’ll need for future crises.
How ‘Stablecoins’ Could Unleash Chaos
Dollar-pegged cryptocurrencies are rapidly proliferating. But without regulation, these so-called stablecoins pose serious risks to the U.S. financial system, argue Yale SOM’s Gary B. Gorton and his co-author.