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Bank Capital and the Coronavirus Crisis Report
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Bank Capital and the Coronavirus Crisis

The Federal Reserve must reverse course on costly bank capital mistakes that have increased the vulnerability of the banking system in the face of the coronavirus pandemic.

Gregg Gelzinis

Climate Change and Municipal Finance Report
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Climate Change and Municipal Finance

To address the fact that economic shocks caused by climate change will reduce state and local tax collections and increase infrastructure costs—creating additional risks for municipal bond investors—state and local issuers should adopt new climate risk disclosure standards to ensure accurate risk assessment and bond pricing.

Kevin DeGood

The Economic Fallout of the Coronavirus for People of Color Article
A woman gives vouchers for groceries, provided by the food bank Feeding South Florida, to people lined up in their vehicles on April 6, 2020, in Sunrise, Florida. (Getty/Joe Raedle)

The Economic Fallout of the Coronavirus for People of Color

Occupational segregation, employment discrimination, and exploitation make economic downturns, such as the one created by the COVID-19 pandemic, worse in communities of color by destabilizing jobs, undermining small businesses, and increasing income shocks and unexpected expenses.

Connor Maxwell, Danyelle Solomon

Public Health Requires an Extraordinarily Aggressive Economic Response to Coronavirus Immediately—One That’s Larger Than What Many Imagine Article
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Public Health Requires an Extraordinarily Aggressive Economic Response to Coronavirus Immediately—One That’s Larger Than What Many Imagine

The column recommends an immediate package at least the size of the Recovery Act in 2009—around $1 trillion in today’s dollars.

Neera Tanden, Andres Vinelli, Andy Green, 5 More Maura Calsyn, Danyelle Solomon, Alexandra Cawthorne Gaines, Marc Jarsulic, Olugbenga Ajilore

Climate Change Threatens the Stability of the Financial System Report
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Climate Change Threatens the Stability of the Financial System

U.S. regulators should protect the financial system from climate-related risks and help facilitate a smooth transition to a greener economy.

Gregg Gelzinis, Graham Steele

Fact Sheet: A Stronger Regulatory Framework for Shadow Banks Fact Sheet
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Fact Sheet: A Stronger Regulatory Framework for Shadow Banks

Improving the regulation of large, complex, and interconnected shadow banks and their activities would help to protect the economy from another financial collapse.

Gregg Gelzinis

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