Note:  This page covers 2013-2016. For updates see Anat Admati’s personal website or Martin Hellwig’s personal website


“‘The Bankers’ New Clothes’ is Not a Fable,” Tom Selling, The Accounting Union

“The Right Way to Control the Banks,” Roger E. Alcaly, New York Review of Books

“How to Avoid Another Catastrophic Financial Crisis,” John Reeves, The Motley Fool

“Profits of Doom,” Will Hutton, New Statesman In the Critics 

“Why Bankers are Intellectually Naked,” Martin Wolf, Financial Times

“Running on Empty,” John Cochrane, Wall Street Journal (Cochrane blog)

“Let’s Consider Kate,” John Lanchester, London Review of Books

“Rethinking the Principles of Bank Regulation,” Roger Myerson, Journal of Economic Literature

“Bankers New Clothes… Yet to be Made,” Nina Roehrbein, Investment & Pensions Europe

“The People versus the Bankers,” M.C.K., The Economist

“Speaking Truth to Bankers,” Wandorf Walerius, Roll Call 

“Naked Self Interest,” George Hay, Reuters

“Bankers Should Stop Whining about Costs of Equity,” Susan Antilla, Bloomberg

Brendan Greeley, Bloomberg Businessweek

Peter Morris, Financial World

“Pour en Finir avec la Dictature des Banquiers,” Philippe Ries, Mediapart (in French)

Review and Interview, Owen Sweeney, Lafferty Insights Retail Banking bulletin

“Banks not Too Big to Regulate,” Dale Singer, St. Louis Post Dispatch

“Unless banks are sound, our economy will never be,” Heather Stewart, The Observer

“How institutions must change to prevent future financial meltdowns,” Patrick Honohan, The Irish Times

Hazel Henderson, Seeking Alpha I. Walter,

Choice Reviews Online

“Die Märchen der Banker,” Susanne, Schmidt, Hadnesblatt (in German) (“The Fairy Tales Bankers Tell,” English translation)

“How Much Capital does a Bank Need?” T T Ram Mohan, Economic and Political Weekly

“Die Bankenlobby redet Schwachsinn,” Von Gerald Braunberger, Frankfurter Allgemeine (In German)

“The Real Problem with the Big Banks,” James Surowiecki, The New Yorker

“Too Big to Free Ride,” Christopher Whalen, The National Interest

David Wilson, South China Morning Post

“Risk Streaks and Naked Bankers,” Douglas French, The Freeman

How I Learned to Love Higher Capital Requirements,” Matthew Yglesias, Slate

Nick Ferguson, Finance Asia

“We Need to Change Our Approach to Banking Reform,” David Olive, Toronto Star

“Are Banks Bluffing about the Danger of Banking Regulation?” Christopher Matthews, Time 

“The Bankers’ Friend? Rising Leverage May Sink All Boats,” Thomas G. Donlan, Barron’s

“The Bankers’ Old Clothes,” John R. Talbott, The Huffington Post

“Bankers, Exposed,” Diane Coyle, The Enlightened Economist Blog Kirkus Book Reviews



LA Times, August 13, 2015

John Cassidy, New Yorker, May 5, 2015

Globes, December 3, 2014

Bill Moyers, June 13, 2014

Tommaso Manzin, Finanz and Wirtschaft, April 6, 2014 (English) (German)

Guy Rolnik, Haaretz, The Marker, February 28, 2014 (Hebrew) 

Erin Ade, RT TV Boom and Bust, February 12, 2014 (minutes 3:15-12 and 14-22:20) 

Michael McKee and Tom Keene, Bloomberg Surveilance, February 12, 2014

CNBC Closing Bell, February 12, 2014

Thomas Seifert, Weinter Zeitug, January 29, 2014 (German)

Kathleen Hays and Vonnie Quinn, Bloomberg radio, October 8, 2013

Marshal Auerback, INET (Recorded April 5, 2013, posted September 26, 2013)

CNBC Europe, September 16, 2013 Todd Zwilich,

The Takeaway, September 9, 2013

Alphachat with Izabella Kaminska and Frances Coppola, podcast recorded July 26 

Mark Crumpton, Bloomberg Bottom Line, July 12, 2013

Kate Welling, Welling on Wall Street, June issue

Gregg Greenberg (video),, July 8, 2013

Bloomberg Surveillance (TV), July 8, 2013 Bloomberg Surveillance (radio),

July 8, 2013 C-SPAN BOOK-TV  (April interview, June airings)

Kim Clark, Money Magazine, June 2013 issue (graphics from print version) 

Heather Stewart, Guardian (video), May 8, 2013 full length podcast, posted August 14, 2013 

A Closer Look with Arthur Levitt, Bloomberg, May 2, 2013

Calcalist Magazine, Isreal, April 18, 2013 (Hebrew) (English translation) 

Bloomberg on the Economy Radio with Carol Massar, April 2, 2013

Quartz, March 31, 2013

EconTalk with Russ Roberts, March 27, 2013

National Public Radio, Morning Edition, March 14, 2013

NRC (in Dutch), March 13, 2013 

The Globe and Mail, March 12, 2013 Andrew Sawers,

FS Focus, March 11, 2013 (appears in May Issue)

CNBC Europe, March 11, 2013 (in German), March 11, 2013

Goldstein on Gelt (Radio) , March 6, 2011

NewsTalk 910 Radio, February 22, 2013

CBS MoneyWatch, February 22, 2013

Fox Business, February 19, 2013

Conversation with Rob Johnson (INET) February 15, 2013 

Bloomberg Surveillance TV, February 13, 2013

Bloomberg Surveillance Radio, February 13, 2013

Nightly Business Report, February 11, 2013


Related Media news and Commentary

Where is the Courage to Act on Banks? Anat Admati, Bloomberg View, October 12, 2015

Why Won’t Regulators Rein In Big Banks? Podcast with Anat Admati and Pedro DaCosta, Foreign Policy, October 27 (rec. Oct 12), 2015

“Why Won’t Regulators Rein in Big Banks?” Foreign Policy Magazine Podcast, Recorded October 12, 2015

“Where is the Courage to Act on the Banks?” Anat Admati, Bloomberg View, October 12, 2015

“Anat Admati: Are the Banks Safe Now?,” Stanford GSB News, May 19, 2015

“Watching the Watchers of Global Banking,” 100 Global Thinkers, foreign Policy Magazine November 17, 2014

“The Banking Industry Needs More Effective Regulatory Reform, Says Stanford Expert,” Stanford News, November 3, 2014

“The Fed if Failing to Encourage the Right Investments,” Anat Admati, New York Times Room for Debate, October 27, 2014

“In Bank Rules Debate, Capital Matters — and Words, Too,” Peter Coy, Bloomberg Business Week, September 18, 2014

“A Simple Plan to Stop the Next Financial Crisis,” Pat Ragnier, CNN Money, September 15, 2014

“When She Talks, Banks Shudder,” Binyamin Applebaum, New York Times, August 9, 2014 (Blogs: John Cochrane, AEI (James Pethokoukis), Bill Moyers )

“Big Banks Still a Risk, Gretchen Morgensen,” New York Times, August 2, 2014

Senate Subcommittee Hearing on Expectations of Government Support of Bank Holding Companies, July 31, 2014

“Obama: Bank System Still in Need of Reform,” Jim Kuhnhenn, Associated Press, July 2, 2014

“Too Much Debt and Not Enough Equity,” Anat Admati, New York Times Room for Debate, May 21, 2014

“Anat Admati: The Economist who Dared to Say the Bankers Have no Clothes,” Time 100, April 24, 2014

“Capital Requirements: Limiting Banks’ Leverage,” Yalman Onaran, Bloomberg, March 24, 2014

“After me, Jamie: The Pseudo-Egaleterianism of Davos,” Peter Coy, Bloomberg-Business Week, January 22, 2014 

“Big Banks Score Win in Switzerland,” Jonathan Coppage, American Conservative, January 15, 2014 

“Immensity Undermines Responsibility,” by Anat Admati, New York Times Room for Debate, January 12, 2014

“Wie wif lernten, die Banken zu hassen,” Frankfurter Algemeiner, Rainer Hank and Winard von Petersdoff, December 22, 2013 (German)

“The WSJ Best Nonfiction of 2013,” Wall Street Journal, December 14, 2013

“Bank Capital and Other Fallacies,” by Adam Creighton, The Australian, December 5, 2013

“Books of the Year,” Financial Times, December 1, 2013 

Big Banks Shadowy Dance,” by Simon Johnson, Project Syndicate, November 29, 2013

“TARP legacy is Disturbing: The Bank Bailout Five Years Later,” by Anat Admati, Guardian, October 2, 2013

“What’s Missing in Bank Reform: Political Will,” Darrell Delamaide, USA Today, October 2, 2013

“A room full of naked bankers,” Diane Coyle, The Enlightened Economist, September 19, 2013

“Higher Equity Level for Banks Not Such a Bitter Pill,” Anat Admati, Financial Times, September 16, 2013

“Five Years after Financial Crisis, Are Big Banks Still a Threat?” Jim, Zarolli, National Public Radio, September 12, 2013

“2008 Financial Crisis: Could it Happen Again?” Kevin McCoy, USA Today,

September 8. 2013 “Bloated Business of Banking,”  Adam Creighton, The Australian, August 17, 2013

“Did We Waste a Financial Crisis?” Adam Davidson, New York Times Magazine, August 6, 2013 (print August 11)

“Fear, Greed and Bank Capital,” Edward Hadas, Reuters, July 17, 2013

“The Problem with Record Bank Profits,” John Cassidy, New Yorker, July 16, 2013

“The Bankers’ New Clothes,” Jack Peat, The London Economic, July 15, 2013

“Bringing Banking Regulation to the Masses,” Jack Ewing, New York Times, July 12, 2013 (Haaretz, July 15, 2013, Hebrew)

“Summer Reading List for Commercial Bankers, 2013” American Banker, July 12, 2013

“A Call to Battle on Bank Leverage,” Simon Johnson, New York Times Economix, July 11, 2013

“Regulators Finally Start Standing Up to Big Banks,” Christopher Matthews, Time, July 10, 2013

“No, Making Banks Hold More Capital is Not Going to Wreck Lending or the Economy, Mark Gongloff, Huffington Post, July 10, 2013

“Summer Book Guide,” Martin Wolf (Economics), Financial Times, June 28, 2013

“British Banks Comedy of Terrors,” Simon Johnson, Project Syndicate, June 26, 2013

“Too Much Equity? If Anything, Brown-Vitter Asks Too Little, Anat Admati, American Banker, June 24, 2013

“The Bankers’ Blame Game,” Nina Rohrbein, Investment & Pensions Europe, June 2, 2013

“The Bankers’ New Clothes,” Emre Deliveli, Hurriyet DailyNews, May 27, 2013, Also  in Turkey Tribune 

“Banks are Not a Special Case on Debt-Equity Ratio,” by Anat Admati and Martin Hellwig, Financial Times (letter), May 20, 2013

“Ask a Banker: Capital, Capital!” Matt Levine, NPR Planet Money, May 20, 2013

“Should Big Banks be Broken Up?”  Guest commentary, Anat Admati, Economist Debate, May 15, 2013

“Support Grows for Higher Bank capital Ratios,” John Plender, Financial Times, May 8, 2013

“The Case for Megabanks Fails,” Simon Johnson, New York Times Economix, May 2, 2013

“The Magic Lever,” by Donald MacKenzie, London Review of Books, May 9, 2013. 

“In Brown-Vitter Bill, a Banking Overhaul with Possible Teeth,” Jesse Eisinger, New York Times Dealbook, May 1, 2013

“Obama’s Big Bank Opportunity,” Ted Kaufman, Huffington Post, April 18, 2013

“The Impact of Higher Capital Requirements for Banks,” Simon Johnson, New York Times Economix, April 18, 2013

“The Answer to Too Big to Fail,” Vikas Bajaj, New York Times Editorial Page Editor’s Blog, April 10, 2013

“What’s so Radical about a Safer Financial System?” Bloomberg View Editorial, April 9, 2013

“Basel III: A Well Intended Illusion,” Remarks by Thomas Hoenig, Basel, April 9, 2013

“Seven Dumb Things Bankers Say,” Mark Whitehouse, Bloomberg View, April 5, 2013 

“Bungled Bailout Heralds Shift in Attitudes,” John Kay, Financial Times, April 2, 2013

“Another Reason Banks Need More Equity: They Tend to  Have Less than They Claim,” Tim Fernholz, Quartz, Apr. 2, 2013

“Masked by Gibbrish, the Risks Run Amok,” Floyd Norris, New York Times, March 21, 2013

“Big Trouble from Little Cyprus,” Martin Wolf, Financial Times, March 19, 2013

“Don’t Trust Bankers who Want to Raise Speed Limits,” Anat Admati and Robert Jenkins, Independent, March 15, 2013.

“Banking Myths Hindering Reform,” Jason Douglas, Wall Street Journal, March 12, 2013

“Bank Lobbyists Dispute Our $83 Billion Subsidy. They’re Wrong,” Bloomberg View, March 12, 2013

“A Theorem Fit to Terrify Bankers,” Tim Harford, Undercover Economist and Financial Times Magazine, March 9, 2013

“Some Advice for Our Next Financial Crisis,” Kevin Drum, Mother Jones, March 8, 2013

“Stress Tests Don’t Mean Banks are OK,” Mark Whitehouse, Bloomberg View, March 7, 2013

“Higher Bank Equity is in the Public Interest,” Simon Johnson, Bloomberg View, March 3, 2013

“Why You Should Care About That $83 Billion Bank Subsidy,” Bloomberg View Editorial, February 28, 2013

“Why Banks are Still Unsafe,” Margaret Hefferman, CBS Moneywatch, February 26, 2013

” The Bankers’ Friend? Rising leverage may sink all boats,” Thomas G. Donlan, Barron’s, February 23, 2013

US Banks Bigger than GDP as Accounting Masks Risk,” Yalman Onaran, Bloomberg News, February 20, 2013

“The Crusade for Capital,” Bartlett Naylor, Citixenvox