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Nationalizing Banks to Jumpstart the Banking System. CEPS Commentaries, 10 October 2008

De Grauwe, Paul. (2008) Nationalizing Banks to Jumpstart the Banking System. CEPS Commentaries, 10 October 2008. [Policy Paper]

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    Abstract

    In this commentary, Paul De Grauwe traces the origins of the turmoil in the global financial system and explores how to get out of this bad equilibrium. In his view, there is only one way: the governments of the major countries (US, UK, the eurozone, possibly Japan) must take over their banking systems (or at least the significant banks). Governments are the only institutions that can solve the co-ordination failure at the heart of the liquidity crisis. They can do this because once the banks are in the hands of the state, they can be ordered to trust each other and to lend to each other. The faster governments take these steps the better.

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    Item Type: Policy Paper
    Subjects for non-EU documents: EU policies and themes > External relations > international economy
    EU policies and themes > Policies & related activities > economic and financial affairs > financial crisis 2008-on and consequences/reforms
    EU policies and themes > Policies & related activities > economic and financial affairs > Single Market > capital, goods, services, workers
    Subjects for EU documents: UNSPECIFIED
    EU Series and Periodicals: UNSPECIFIED
    EU Annual Reports: UNSPECIFIED
    Series: Series > Centre for European Policy Studies (Brussels) > CEPS Commentaries
    Depositing User: Phil Wilkin
    Official EU Document: No
    Language: English
    Date Deposited: 12 Nov 2009
    Page Range: p. 2
    Last Modified: 15 Feb 2011 18:15
    URI: http://aei.pitt.edu/id/eprint/11569

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