Weekly Roundup: From Affluent Mates to Successful Names

Our everyday economics includes tradeoffs, deposit insurance, supply chain, bias, human capital, income inequality, marriage markets and Federal Reserve.

The Reversed Role of Chinese Deposit Insurance

While many nations have deposit Insurance and China will have theirs very soon, the quality and the confidence in different deposit insurance schemes vary.

Deposit Insurance: The Importance of Confidence

Cyprus’s banking crisis made me think of the FDIC sign in my local bank. Located right where I can see it, the reminder inspires confidence. Similarly, on an FDIC web site, they say at the top, “Since the FDIC’s creation in 1933,…

Greek Banks and the “Perfect Financial Storm”

Like New York’s Knickerbocker Bank in 1907 or Jimmy Stewart’s 1930s bank in It’s a Wonderful Life, the ingredients of a classic run include distraught depositors and rumors of a bank’s imminent demise. Lines are long, emotions are volatile and,…