Was the closure of Silicon Valley Bank in March a failure of regulation? Greg Feldberg, director of research at the Yale Program on Financial Stability, recently investigated what could have happened if tighter regulations had applied to SVB. He found that better rules could have made a difference.
In this extended video, Prof. Andrew Metrick, director of the Yale Program on Financial Stability, explains why Silicon Valley Bank failed earlier this year, and what the collapse tells us about banking, bailouts, and the nature of financial crises.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 Machine,” a special project from the Yale Program on Financial Stability, explores the first-hand perspectives of market participants.
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.
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.