The Federal Reserve Bank of Boston is particularly pleased to publish these proceedings, the eighth in our series of conference volumes. The conference, which was held in June 1972, reviewed The Report of the President's Commission on Financial Structure and Regulation, more commonly known as the Report of the Hunt Commission.
The Hunt Commission Report contains a series of recommendations which would
greatly change our financial structure and institutions.
Because of the importance of these ideas, a distinguished
group of economists, government officials and lawyers
was invited to participate in the conference and to
analyze the Commission's findings and recommendations.
Entire Proceedings (11.5MB)
Frank E. Morris
Overview of the Commission's
Philosophy and Recommendations
Donald P. Jacobs and Almarin Phillips
and the Concentration Problem
Donald I. Baker, with discussions by Ross M. Robertson and Leonard Lapidus
Expanded Powers for
Depositary Financial Institutions
Frank Wille, with discussions by Edward S. Herman and George R. Hall
The Bank Holding
Company - A Superior Device
for Expanding Activities?
Samuel B. Chase, Jr., with discussions by Phillip E. Areeda and Eugene M. Lerner
The Implications of the Proposals
of the Hunt Commission for the Mortgage
and Housing Markets: An Empirical Study
Ray C. Fair and Dwight M. Jaffee
An Empirical Study of
the Hunt Commission Report Proposals
for the Mortgage and Housing Markets
Paul S. Anderson and Robert W. Eisenmenger, with a discussion by Henry C. Wallich
Proposals for Rechanneling
Funds to Meet Social Priorities
Lester C. Thurow, with discussions by Edward J. Kane and Eli Shapiro.
A Revised Regulatory Framework
Joseph W. Barr, with discussions by William T. Dentzer and George J. Benston