Financial Regulation and Supervision after the Crisis: The Role of the Federal Reserve

by Sabrina I. Pacifici on October 23, 2009

Chairman Ben S. Bernanke At the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston 54th Economic Conference, Chatham, Massachusetts, October 23, 2009
Financial Regulation and Supervision after the Crisis: The Role of the Federal Reserve

  • “The theme of the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston’s Economic Conference this year–reevaluating regulatory, supervisory, and central banking policies in the wake of the crisis–is certainly timely. Not much more than a year ago, we and our international counterparts faced the most severe financial crisis since the Great Depression. Fortunately, forceful and coordinated policy actions averted a global financial collapse, and since then, aided by a range of government programs, financial conditions have improved considerably. However, even though we avoided the worst financial and economic outcomes, the fallout from the crisis has nonetheless been very severe, as reflected in the depth of the global recession and the deep declines in employment both here and abroad. With the financial turmoil abating, now is the time for policymakers to take action to reduce the probability and severity of any future crises.”
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