Economist Anat Admati

A Tour Guide or a Cellist in Her Next Life

Anat Admati is the George G.C. Parker Professor of Finance and Economics at the Stanford University Graduate School of Business and coauthor of The Bankers’ New Clothes: What’s Wrong with Banking and What to Do About It. Before talking about how we can prevent the next financial crisis, she confessed about what keeps her up at night, the career she’d most like to practice in her next life, and why she sees the glass half full, even though she’s prone to worrying.

Sorry, Our Banks Are Still Broken

Anat Admati Diagnoses Our Rickety Financial Institutions and How To Tame Them

In the wake of our most recent financial crisis, Stanford University economist Anat Admati, coauthor of The Bankers’ New Clothes: What’s Wrong with Banking and What to Do About It, …

Should We Have Let Wall Street Go Bust?

Perspectives on the Much-Hated, Much-Attacked, and Much-Defended Great Bank Bailout of 2008

Unless we were very young or very oblivious, we remember the financial panic that followed the collapse of Lehman Brothers on September 15, 2008. Wall Street ran to Washington and …

Dressing Down Wall Street

The Bankers’ New Clothes: What’s Wrong with Banking and What to Do about It

If you went back in time to 2007 or 2008, you would probably shock the public by explaining that the big banks, in 2013, look much as they did before …

Can We Stop Another Run on the Banks?

No, Says Gary B. Gorton, Unless We Get What Causes Financial Crises

In Squaring Off, Zócalo invites authors into the public square to answer five questions about the essence of their books. For this round, we pose questions to Gary B. Gorton, …