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By Simon Johnson - Aug 08,2015
Nearly seven years after the global financial crisis erupted, and more than five years after the passage of the Dodd-Frank financial-reform legislation in the United States, the cause of the crisis — the existence of banks that are “too big to fail” — has yet to be uprooted.
By Simon Johnson - Apr 19,2015
Is it appropriate to use trade agreements to discourage countries from using large-scale intervention in the foreign-exchange market to hold down their currencies’ value? That is the question of the day in American economic-policy circles. In recent years, Japan, South Ko
By Simon Johnson - Mar 15,2015
For the past six years, US President Barack Obama’s administration has, more often than not, sided with the interests of big banks on financial-sector policy. But last week, announcing a new proposal to prevent conflicts of interest in financial advising, Obama seemed to t
By Simon Johnson - Feb 26,2015
America’s presidential election is still nearly two years away, and few candidates have formally thrown their hats into the ring. But both Democrats and Republicans are hard at work figuring out what will appeal to voters in their parties’ respective primary election
By Simon Johnson - Jul 08,2014
There are two leading views about the world’s financial system.
By Simon Johnson - May 17,2014
Concerns about state capture are nothing new.
By Simon Johnson - Mar 12,2014
It is unusual for a senior government official to produce a short, clear analytical paper.
By Simon Johnson - Feb 02,2014
The banking system has become most central bankers’ Achilles’ heel. This may seem paradoxical — after all, the word “bank” is in their job description.

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