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Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond
Richmond Fed Economic Brief
Assessing Large Financial Firm Resolvability
Renee Courtois Haltom
Arantxa Jarque
John R. Walter
Abstract

A large financial institution may be said to be "resolvable" if, in the event of failure, policymakers would allow it to go through bankruptcy without financial assistance from the government. The choice between bankruptcy or bailout trades off different sets of costs on the economy. This Economic Brief presents a new tool that could assist policymakers with this evaluation, potentially helping to curb the "too big to fail" problem, serving as a useful complement to the "living wills" process, and making the resolution process more transparent.


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Renee Courtois Haltom & Arantxa Jarque & John R. Walter, "Assessing Large Financial Firm Resolvability" , Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, Richmond Fed Economic Brief, issue June, pages 1-9, 2018.
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Keywords: global systemically important banks; resolvability; GSIB
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