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Too big to fail: lessons from a decade of financial sector reforms

Authored by Claudia Buch (Deutsche Bundesbank), Angelica Dominguez-Cardoza (Deutsche Bundesbank and University of Kiel), and Jonathan Ward (Financial Stability Board).

This CORE Insight looks at what happened during the global financial crisis and how regulatory reforms since then aim to address the problems that arise when banks become too big to be allowed to fail.

This Insight includes CORE’s standard student learning activities, for example:

  • interactive questions to test understanding (with feedback on correct and incorrect answers),
  • data exploration and visualization,
  • report writing, and
  • suggestions for further research.

Activities can be selected to meet the needs of audiences with different levels of prior learning in economics. Links to CORE’s ebooks provide guidance for filling in gaps.

The aim of the Insights series is to provide additional teaching and learning resources linked to relevant conceptual treatments in CORE’s ebooks. They cover a growing number of topics supplementing the ebooks; sometimes with a stronger regional orientation than, for example, The Economy. CORE Insights are authored by experts on the topic at hand.