Fabien Hassan

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A View From Germany III – Local solutions to a global crisis

The financial crisis is a crisis of globalised finance. If...

A View From Germany II – The financing of the German economy

In the rest of the EU, the main strength of...

A View From Germany I – How the three-pillared German Banking System has gotten through the crisis

Since the bulk of media and political attention has moved...

Lessons from History X – From London to Paris. How excessive public debt and uncontrolled financial innovation led to the bubbles of 1720

Facing similar problems of unsustainable public debt, 18th century England...

Lessons from History IX – The shareholder and the capitalist. A historical reflection on corporate governance

In the immediate aftermath of the financial crisis, regulators rightly...

Lessons from history VIII – On the social utility of finance

How an 18th century British doctrine suggests a complete overhaul...

Lessons from history VII – Tulip mania and the ‘bubble’ propaganda of elites

The tulip mania is one of the most famous episodes...

Lessons from history VI – For and against short selling

In September 2008, amidst the worst weeks of the financial...

Lessons from history V: Banking separation (3/3) Why Europe did not copy the Glass-Steagall Act?

The separation of investment and commercial banks was adopted by...

Lessons from history IV: Banking separation (2/3). The true history of the Glass-Steagall Act of 1933

The Glass-Steagall Act was adopted by US Congress in 1933....

Lessons from history III: Banking separation (1/3) The Other Separation: the separation of Banking and Commerce in the United States

A good way to put the separation of investment and...

Lessons from history II: The “Thirty Maidens of Geneva” and the French Revolution

What do the banking crisis, the French revolution and the...

Lessons from history I: Not so innovative financial innovations

The writings of Joseph de la Vega show that “modern”...

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