Too big to fail [electronic resource] :policies and practices in government bailouts / edited by Benton E. Gup.
Contributor(s): Gup, Benton E | Financial Management Association International. Meeting (2002 : San Antonio, Tex.).Material type: BookPublisher: Westport, Conn. : Praeger, 2004Description: 1 online resource (x, 359 p.).ISBN: 0313017425 (electronic bk.); 9780313017421 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Business failures | Business failures -- United States | Bank failures | Bank failures -- United States | Intervention (Federal government) | Bankruptcy | Corporate reorganizations | Corporate turnarounds | BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Corporate & Business History | Bank failures | Bankruptcy | Business failures | Corporate reorganizations | Corporate turnarounds | Intervention (Federal government) | United StatesGenre/Form: Electronic books.DDC classification: 338.7/4 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Some historical perspectives on "too big to fail" policies / Charles G. Leathers and J. Patrick Raines -- What does too big to fail mean? / Benton E. Gup -- Too big to fail, government bailouts, and managerial incentives : the case of the Reconstruction Finance Corporation assistance to the railroad industry during the Great Depression / Joseph R. Mason and Daniel A. Schiffman -- Does financial liberalization increase the likelihood of a systemic banking crisis? : evidence from the past three decades and the Great Depression / Arthur E. Wilmarth, Jr. -- Federal Home Loan Bank System and the Farm Credit System : historical parallels and implications for systemic risk / David Nickerson and Ronnie J. Phillips -- Too big to fail in the banking industry : a survey / Marcello Dab�os -- Too big to fail in U.S. banking : quo vadis? / George G. Kaufman -- Fall and rise of banking safety net subsidies / Joe Peek and James A. Wilcox -- Too big to fail : the Australian perspective / Chris Terry and Rowan Trayler -- Too big to fail : a taxonomic analysis / Steven A. Seelig -- Avoiding a permanent banking crisis : the Hungarian banking sector in the 1990s / J�ulia Kir�aly and �Eva V�arhegyi -- Banking in Japan : will too big to fail prevail? / Adrian van Rixtel ... [et al.] -- Are Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac too big to fail? ; Enron : not too big to fail / Benton E. Gup.
Usually associated with large bank failures, the phrase too big to fail, which is a particular form of government bailout, actually applies to a wide range of industries, as this volume makes clear. Examples range from Chrysler to Lockheed Aircraft and from New York City to Penn Central Railroad. Generally speaking, when a corporation, an organization, or an industry sector is considered by the government to be too important to the overall health of the economy, it will not be allowed to fail. Government bailouts are not new, nor are they limited to the United States. This book presents the vi.
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