Tag Archives: Banking

The Extraordinary Influence of Daniel Tarullo

by Peter Conti-Brown — Thursday, June 9, 2016

I’m a bit late on this—my wife and I just welcomed a new baby last week, so even this little blog post is a minor miracle—but Wall Street Journal reporters Emily Glazer and Ryan Tracy have a fascinating profile of Federal Reserve Board Governor Daniel Tarullo, whom they rightly call in the article’s headline “The […]

The Continuing Importance of State Banking Law

by Peter Conti-Brown — Friday, Jan. 22, 2016

The Business History Review has a new article that should interest our readers. In Citibank, Credit Cards, and the Local Politics of National Consumer Finance, 1968-1991, Sean Vanatta (PhD candidate in history at Princeton) tells us the story of how Sioux Falls, South Dakota became a global financial center in 1981. Well, global financial center […]

Do the Banks Own the Federal Reserve? Let’s Finally Make the Answer a Resounding No

by Peter Conti-Brown — Thursday, Dec. 10, 2015

Anyone who has done research on the U.S. Federal Reserve System and who has ventured into an old-fashioned library will notice something remarkable: the shelves in the HG 2500 section of the library veritably groan under the weight of conspiratorial tomes. These range from the absurd (about international cabals that control the Fed and the […]

Book Review: Lastra’s International Financial and Monetary Law

by Peter Conti-Brown — Monday, Aug. 17, 2015

It may be the case that legal academics in the U.S. are no longer rewarded for writing treatises. Fortunately for us, the same standard appears not to apply to our British counterparts. Rosa M. Lastra, one of the leading experts on central banks and a pioneer in central banking law, has written the second edition […]