Sunday, January 25, 2015


El traje nuevo del banquero | de Anat Admati, Martin Hellwig

"Esperábamos que la Gran Recesión que se produjo después de 2007 suscitara grandes obras que merecieran tanta atención mundial como la que recibió La teoría general de Keynes en 1936. El traje nuevo del banquero es esta clase de libro ."

-Roger B. Myerson, premio Nobel de economía

Providing a sound analysis of the role of banking and its regulation in the public interest, The Bankers’ New Clothes is free of technical jargon and widely accessible to all policymakers and all who are concerned about banking’s future, which is virtually everybody. The book’s clear exposition conveys a deep understanding of the pervasive place of banking in the economy and stands in opposition to the self-interested forces of obscurity.

Kenneth J.
Arrow, Nobel Laureate in Economics

Bankers have sold us a story that their risky practices are the necessary cost of a dynamic system. Admati and Hellwig expose this as a misguided and dangerouslie, and show how banks can be made more stable–if less profitable for the bankers themselves–without sacrificing economic growth. This brilliant book demystifies banking for everyone and explains what is really going on.
Investors, policymakers, and all citizens owe it to themselves to listen.

Simon Johnson, coauthor of 13 Bankers

At last!Two eminent economists explain in plain English what is wrong with banks and what needs to be done to make them safer.

Mervyn King, governor of the Bank of England

Admati and Hellwig are on a mission to teach citizens, policymakers, and academiceconomists about the principles of sound banking practice and regulation, aswell as the pitfalls and immense social costs of failing to abide by thoseprinciples. Much economic pain–such as the U.S. savings and loan crisis of the1980s and the 2007-2009 financial crisis–could have been avoided had
policymakers and the economists who advise them understood and implementedcrucial fundamentals.

Thomas Sargent, Nobel Laureate in Economics

I like this book. The Bankers’ New Clothes explains in plain language why banking reform is still incomplete, contrary to what lobbyists, politicians, and evensome regulators tell us.

Paul Volcker, former chairman of the U.S. Federal Reserve and the U.S. Economic Recovery Advisory Board

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