Journal of Regulation and RiskJournal of Regulation and Risk
Volume VI, Issue I – Spring, 2014
Reviewed by Alex J. Pollock

Fragile by Design: The Political Origins of Banking Crises and Scarce Credit, by Charles Calomiris and Stephen Haber, combining their scholarship of banking and political institutions, is a book full of fertile ideas, instructive histories of the evolution of a number of banking systems, and provocative interpretations of the co-dependency between banks and governments.

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