LSE: "Banking crises are unavoidable"

There is only one way to avoid a banking crisis, according to the co-director of a new London School of Economics research centre - and that's not to have a banking system. By Laurie Carver


The narrow room is a typical academic’s office – a wall of textbooks, a felt-tip scrawled whiteboard, an espresso machine and a leather chaise longue – but it belongs to a man with atypical views. Jon Danielsson is one of two directors of the new Systemic Risk Centre (SRC) at the London School of Economics, launched in January with a £3.76 million grant from the UK government and a mandate to look for risks that could cause the next financial crisis.

That does not mean Danielsson believes crises

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