Financial Crises: Understanding the Postwar U.S. Experience

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Index
A
Abilene National Bank, 88
Accelerated cost recovery system (ACRS), 111-12
Acquisitions, 111
ACRS. See Accelerated cost recovery system
Adustable-rate mortgages (ARMS), 100
Adverse selection, 201-202
Agency problems, 202-203
Agricultural loans, 109
Agricultural products, 52
Al-Amoudi, Sheikh Mohammed Aboud, 70
Alexander Grant & Company, 103
Allied Stores, 126
American Financial Corporation, 105
American Savings and Loan Association, 4-5, 92, 101-02
American Savings and Loan Association ( Miami), 103-04
ARMs. See Adustable-rate mortgages
Assets, 15

capitalized value of, 10

sales, 112

Asymmetric information, 201-206
Automobile industry, 63
B
Bache Halsey Stuart Shields, 73-75, 184
Bank for International Settlements, 90, 185
Bankhaus I.D. Herstatt, 49, 57
Banking Act of 1935, 218
Bank of America Corporation, 87
Bank of England, 16, 139
Bank of New England, 3, 108, 1 17, 143, 185

foreign exchange contracts, 136

run on, 133-37

Bankruptcy, 53, 67
Banks and banking, 12-13, 16, 34, 51

asset liquidity ratio, 215

capital ratios for, 56

compartmentalization of, 219, 221

credit, 65-66, 72-73

changes in components of, 179, 180
standards, 175

crisis of confidence in, 88

derivative exposure of, 137

interstate, 219

loan losses, 34-35, 172-75

reaction to, 175-79

money growth rates and investment, 198-99

nonperforming loans, 34-35

purchased funds of, 64-65, 178-79

See also Commercial banks; specific banks

Beaumont ( Texas), 104
Bemanke, Ben, 203, 206
Bevill, Bresler & Schulman Asset Management Corporation, 105
Blind brokering, 83
Boesky, Ivan, 113, 115, 127
Bridge loans, 115
Brimmer, Andrew F., 57, 58, 59, 94
Brokerage houses, 124
Brokered deposits, 88
Bubble, 208
Bundesbank, 138
Business cycles, 9-23, 24-28, 213

and asymmetric information, 206

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