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Leverage? What Leverage? A Deep Dive into the U.S. Flow of Funds in Search of Clues to the Global Crisis

Author/Editor: Ashok Vir Bhatia, Tamim Bayoumi.

Release Date: June, 2012

Price: $18.00

This paper questions the view that leverage should have forewarned us of the global financial crisis of 2007-09, pointing to several gearing indicators that were neither useful portents of the onset more...

The Valuation Effects of Geographic Diversification: Evidence from U.S. Banks

Author/Editor: Martin Goetz, Luc Laeven, Ross Levine.

Release Date: February, 2012

Price: $18.00

This paper assesses the impact of the geographic diversification of bank holding company (BHC) assets across the United States on their market valuations. Using two novel identification strategies more...

Are there Spillover Effects From Munis?

Author/Editor: Bertrand Candelon, Rabah Arezki, Amadou N. R. Sy.

Release Date: December, 2011

Price: $18.00

This paper studies the spillover effects both within the bond markets for individual U.S. states and between the latter and the market for U.S. Treasury securities. We perform the Forbes and Rigobon more...

United States : Selected Issues

Release Date: August, 2007

Price: $18.00

The size and sources of international spillovers of activity remain subject to significant uncertainty. This Selected Issues paper uses a new approach to differentiating these effects using more...