Author: Dr. Darrin Webb

Articles by: Dr. Darrin Webb

Analysis of Bank Failures Reveals Unexpected Risks

On May 1, 2023, First Republic Bank (FRB), headquartered in San Francisco, became the third bank to fail this year. Silicon Valley Bank (SVB) and Signature Bank failed earlier this year; and Silvergate Bank, which was closely tied to the U.S. crypto economy, liquidated itself and is not listed by the FDIC as a bank […]

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May 2021 Economic Outlook for Banks

The U.S. economy grew at an annual rate of 6.4% in the first quarter.  Growth was robust, but below expectations.  While recovery began in the third quarter, growth has been inconsistent with a relatively weak growth in the fourth quarter.  As of the first quarter, real GDP had not yet reached the pre-pandemic level set […]

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