Are megabanks still a problem?

Nicolas Véron (PIIE), Arthur Wilmarth (George Washington University Law School) and Anna Gelpern (PIIE; Georgetown University)


October 28, 2020 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM EDT
Virtual Event

Event Summary

The financial crisis 12 years ago triggered a vigorous debate on whether large banks had become too big from the standpoint of financial stability, enforceability of law, and a sustainable political economy of financial oversight. In the meantime, the environment has changed, but the potential challenges posed by “megabanks” have not disappeared.

Joining this episode of Financial Statements were:


Nicolas Véron, Senior Fellow, Peterson Institute for International Economics (PIIE)


• Arthur Wilmarth, Professor of Law, George Washington University Law School, and author of Taming the Megabanks (Oxford University Press) [presentation]

• Anna Gelpern, Nonresident Senior Fellow at PIIE and Agnes N. Williams Research Professor at Georgetown Law