Back to the Future - Government, Financial Institutions and the Global Financial Crisis

Government looks set to be an integral part of the financial services industry for the foreseeable future. With many banks now in state hands, or receiving some form of state support or guarantees, and with difficult market conditions and an unattractive disposal environment, the possibility of governments disposing of their stakes in financial institutions in the short term is highly unlikely.

Back to the Future examines how governments can address the resulting public policy challenges and deal with the huge debt burden resulting from the bailout.