Stephen Haber

Book Reviews


The Federalist Society
Fragile By Design

The Federalist Society August 04, 2014 Reviewed by Andrew Olmem For most people, the Financial Crisis of 2008 was an unexpected, unforgettable, and harrowing event. For Charles Calomiris of Columbia University and Stephen Haber of Stanford University, however, the...

The Independent
Fragile By Design

The Independent Friday 21 March 2014 Reviewed by Vicky Pryce Politicians here and elsewhere have made their name by attacking bankers’ greed, other countries’ mistakes, globalisation, deregulation, central bankers’ blindness, too loose monetary policy, you...

Journal of Regulation and Risk
Fragile By Design

Marriage of government and banks: For better or for worse! Volume VI, Issue I – Spring, 2014 Reviewed by Alex J. Pollock Fragile by Design: The Political Origins of Banking Crises and Scarce Credit, by Charles Calomiris and Stephen Haber, combining their scholarship...

Financial World
Fragile By Design

Financial World April 2014 Reviewed by Andrew Hilton Charles Calomiris is a financial economist at Columbia. Stephen Haber is a political scientist at Stanford. Both are fairly robust free marketers, associated with the American Enterprise Institute and the Hoover...

Liberty Law Blog
Fragile By Design

Liberty Law Blog April 2, 2014 by Alex J. Pollock Charles Calomiris and Stephen Haber, combining their scholarly command of banking and political institutions, have published a book full of fertile ideas, instructive histories of the evolution of a number of banking...

Barron’s
Fragile By Design

The Achilles Heel of Banking March 1, 2014 Reviewed by Gene Epstein This readable, erudite, myth-busting tome has a somewhat ambiguous title. By calling the banking systems of the U.S. and other nations “fragile by design,” Columbia University finance...