Tag Archives: Sam Hanson

Fiscal Risk and the Portfolio of Government Programs

From Sam Hanson, David Scharfstein, and Adi Sunderam: This paper proposes a new approach to social cost-benefit analysis using a model in which a benevolent government chooses risky projects in the presence of market failures and tax distortions. The government internalizes … Continue reading

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Banks as Patient Fixed Income Investors

From Sam Hanson, Andrei Shleifer, Jeremy Stein, and Robert Vishny: We examine the business model of traditional commercial banks in the context of their co- existence with shadow banks. While both types of intermediaries create safe “money-like” claims, they go about … Continue reading

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Monetary Policy and Long-Term Real Rates

From Sam Hanson and Jeremy Stein: Changes in monetary policy have surprisingly strong effects on forward real rates in the distant future. A 100 basis-point increase in the 2-year nominal yield on an FOMC announcement day is associated with a 42 … Continue reading

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Impact of “Substantially Heightened” Capital Requirements on Large Financial Institutions

From Anil Kashyap, Jeremy Stein, and Sam Hanson: ABSTRACT: We examine the impact of “substantially heightened” capital requirements on large financial institutions, and on their customers. Our analysis yields three main conclusions. First, the frictions associated with raising new external equity … Continue reading

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Reforming Money Market Mutual Funds

Here’s a new proposal from Sam Hanson, David Scharfstein, and Adi Sunderam. We analyze the leading reform proposals to address the structural vulnerabilities of money market mutual funds (MMFs). We take the main goal of MMF reform to be safeguarding financial stability. … Continue reading

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Should the US be issuing more short-term debt?

As a follow up to yesterday’s post on short term debt, treasuries and financial crises, I wanted to highlight this paper by Greenwood, Hanson, & Stein that argues that the government should issue more short-term debt to discourage short-term money creation … Continue reading

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