In Search of Broader Perspectives about our Financial System

James P. Sweeney is a Managing Director on the Global Strategy Team in Fixed Income Research at Credit Suisse in New York.  

Increasingly, economists and regulators are seen on trading floors and investors are seen in libraries. The challenge of understanding the Global Financial Crisis’s causes and implications has forced everyone who thinks about the economy to broaden their perspective.

Bridging the investment, academic, and regulatory worlds is not easy. Investors chuckle when an academic claims credit for “discovering” that LIBOR-OIS spreads or repo haircuts played a critical role in the crisis. And the professors and regulators cringe when investors … Read more

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