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Bank Capital and Stress Testing

  • The Resilient Bank of the Future

    Martin Pfinsgraff

    Martin Pfinsgraff, of the OCC, outlines the vital function banks play in supporting the economy and discusses how lessons learned from the 1984 bank failure of Continental Illinois National Bank & Trust Co. can be applied today.

  • Banking on Prosperity

    Ross Levine

    Although it is popular to demonize bankers and their banks, abundant research demonstrates that well-functioning banks boost living standards, especially among lower-income workers.

  • Finance and Society: A Historical Perspective

    Robert E Wright

    Throughout history, banking and finance have played important roles in the development of society. Economists have only recently begun to appreciate the banking system’s value to the economy.