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In the previous posts in this series on the evolution of banks and financial intermediaries, my colleagues and I considered the extent to which banks still play a central role in financial intermediation, given the rise of the shadow banking system.
As noted in the introduction (add link) to this series, over the past two decades financial intermediation has evolved from a traditional, bank-centered system to one where nonbanks play an increasing role. For my contribution (add link) to the series, I document how the sources of bank holding companies’ (BHC) income have evolved.
In yesterday’s post, Nicola Cetorelli argued that while financial intermediation has changed dramatically over the last two decades, banks have adapted and remained key players in the process of channeling funds between lenders and borrowers.
In October I974, with consumer inflation running at more than 10 percent annually, President Gerald Ford gave a now famous speech in which he proclaimed: “There is only one point on which all advisers have agreed: We must whip inflation right now.”
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