Finance and the Economy: Occupy Wall Street in Historical Perspective

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This report presents examples of political statements about the fundamental costs and benefits of finance and recent economic research that points to aspects of financial activity that may not be advantageous to the real economy. The report does not attempt a comprehensive survey of either literature, but provides a reminder of the breadth of the historical debates that have shaped congressional oversight of financial institutions and markets.

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Location(s): United States
Creation Date: November 14, 2011
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UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Congressional Research Service Reports
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Creator (Author):
Jickling, Mark

Specialist in Financial Economics

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Hoskins, Sean M.

Analyst in Financial Economics

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Place of Publication: Washington D.C.
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  • Creation: November 14, 2011
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United States
Description:

This report presents examples of political statements about the fundamental costs and benefits of finance and recent economic research that points to aspects of financial activity that may not be advantageous to the real economy. The report does not attempt a comprehensive survey of either literature, but provides a reminder of the breadth of the historical debates that have shaped congressional oversight of financial institutions and markets.

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14 pages.

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UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Congressional Research Service Reports
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Resource Type: Report
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