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Published: December 9, 2011

 
 

Aftermath of Bank Bailouts: More Risk

Bottom Line:
Financial institutions that received government assistance during the economic crisis of 2008–09 went on to issue riskier mortgage loans and invest in volatile, higher-yield portfolios than banks that received no federal aid, this paper finds. As a result, these financial firms exposed themselves to even more risk after receiving bailouts.

 
 
 
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