What kinds of assets should financial intermediaries be permitted to hold? What kinds of liabilities should they be allowed to issue? Should a government or a central bank offer explicit deposit insurance or implicit deposit insurance by acting as a lender of last resort? This paper reviews how tensions involving stability versus efficiency, and regulation versus laissez faire, have for centuries run through macroeconomic analysis of these questions.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Economics and Econometrics