The Great Debate

from The Great Debate UK:

Punishing investment bankers: the nanny-state goes global

April 19, 2010

Laurence_Copeland- Laurence Copeland is a professor of finance at Cardiff University Business School and a co-author of “Verdict on the Crash” published by the Institute of Economic Affairs. The opinions expressed are his own. -

Bank lending and profits; a costly divergence

April 13, 2010

Don’t count on the profitability of the financial services sector as a leading indicator of anything. Well, anything other than financial services compensation.

from The Great Debate UK:

Greenspan and the curse of counterfactual

April 9, 2010

Laurence_Copeland-150x150- Laurence Copeland is a professor of finance at Cardiff University Business School and a co-author of “Verdict on the Crash” published by the Institute of Economic Affairs. The opinions expressed are his own. -

Volcker Rule unexpectedly revived by Dodd bill

March 16, 2010

Paul Volcker’s proposed ban on banks’ proprietary trading or owning hedge funds or private equity funds has been unexpectedly revived in the financial regulation bill published by Senate Banking Committee Chairman Christopher Dodd yesterday.

from The Great Debate UK:

Bankers’ bonuses: the fish stinks from the head

February 16, 2010

copelandl- Laurence Copeland is a professor of finance at Cardiff University Business School and a co-author of “Verdict on the Crash” published by the Institute of Economic Affairs. The opinions expressed are his own. -

Watch banks for clues on Greece

February 9, 2010

– James Saft is a Reuters columnist. The opinions expressed are his own. –

Big banks aren’t bad banks

By Mark Williams
February 2, 2010

— Mark T. Williams, a former Federal Reserve Bank examiner who teaches finance at Boston University School of Management, is the author of the soon to be published “Uncontrolled Risk” about the fall of Lehman Brothers. The views expressed are his own. –

from The Great Debate UK:

Glass-Steagall Lite, brewed by Volcker, served by Obama

January 25, 2010

Laurence Copeland

- Laurence Copeland is a professor of finance at Cardiff University Business School and a co-author of “Verdict on the Crash” published by the Institute of Economic Affairs. The opinions expressed are his own. -

Banks’ exposure to the Obama Plan

January 25, 2010

President Barack Obama’s proposals to ban banks from proprietary trading unrelated to serving their customers will have a very uneven impact on the sector.

Obama bank plan is good policy, good politics

January 22, 2010

– John Kemp is a Reuters columnist. The views expressed are his own –