© 2003

The Invisible Hands of U.S. Commercial Banking Reform

Private Action and Public Guarantees


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Margaret M. Polski
    Pages 1-11
  3. Margaret M. Polski
    Pages 13-25
  4. Margaret M. Polski
    Pages 27-40
  5. Margaret M. Polski
    Pages 41-58
  6. Margaret M. Polski
    Pages 59-84
  7. Margaret M. Polski
    Pages 85-102
  8. Margaret M. Polski
    Pages 103-106
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 107-121

About this book


This book is a product of my commitment to developing both theory and practice in political economy. I first became interested in economic and institutional change in the commercial banking industry when I took a seminar on financial insti- tions led by Robert Glauber in the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University in the spring of 1995. In my experience, Bob is one of a handful of teachers who has the verve to challenge and inspire both esoteric and practical inquiry: the seminar grappled with practical business and policy problems in a way that posed a significant challenge to existing theories. In addition to dem- strating the need to better integrate theory and practice, it provided a perspective and an approach that I continue to find useful in research, consulting, and teaching. Conducting the research for this study has taught me many things about banking, regulation, and policy making, and I am grateful to a very large number of people for their assistance. Bob Glauber continues to be generous in discussing the ch- lenges of change in the financial services industry.


Banking Industry Reform banking

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Institute for Development StrategiesIndiana UniversityBloomingtonUSA

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title The Invisible Hands of U.S. Commercial Banking Reform
  • Book Subtitle Private Action and Public Guarantees
  • Authors Margaret M. Polski
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers, Boston 2003
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-1-4020-7462-2
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-4613-5078-1
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-4615-0441-2
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages IX, 121
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Finance, general
    Public Economics
    Economic Policy
    Financial Law/Fiscal Law
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