2023 Banking Turmoil in Retrospect

The Key Policy Lessons of SVB

Looking back at the March 2023 collapse of Silicon Valley Bank and the subsequent banking crisis, Stephen G. Cecchetti and Kermit L. Schoenholtz highlight two lessons that should guide the reform of bank regulation.

Should the US Banking Crisis of 2023 Be a Footnote?

The 2023 banking crisis that took down four banks, including Silicon Valley Bank, by all appearances appears to have been resolved by public intervention. Yet, Viral Acharya and Raghuram Rajan argue, this leaves many of the underlying weaknesses that contributed to the bank failures unaddressed. Moreover, while the authorities’ temporary fixes have stopped the panic, the system will have to absorb more unrecognized losses over time.

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