Walker Todd


Walker F. Todd is a retired Lecturer in Finance at Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, TN. He is a past recipient of a grant from the Institute for New Economic Thinking. For twenty years, he was an attorney and legal officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York and a legal and research officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland. Advising these Reserve Banks’ discount window operations was one of his principal responsibilities. He has numerous publications on emergency lending.

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Shifting Downward: How a Change in Fed Culture Hurt Bank Supervision

Article | Mar 27, 2023

The explanation of systematic breakdowns in supervisory oversight over time must include the shift in Federal Reserve culture during and after the 1990s

Rewarding Bad Behavior: The Bear Stearns Bailout

Article | Mar 12, 2018

Ten years ago when Bear Stearns crashed, the Fed decided to bail out first, ask questions later. It was a mistake that set a bad precedent.

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YSI Conference on Debt Sustainability

YSI Event Conference YSI | Apr 28–30, 2023

Discussions on the key conceptual and policy themes for sovereign debt sustainability with a view to proposing possible policy reforms.

What’s Actually Behind the Banking Crisis? Why You Pay When They Play.

Article | Mar 23, 2023

In the following conversation, law and economics expert Walker Todd explains how a financialized system creates havoc and why it’s time to rethink banking

Relearning History

Video | Jan 19, 2016

Lessons Ignored From the 1930s