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The S&L Crisis: A Chrono-Bibliography

[NOTE: This chronology and bibliography is provided solely for informational purposes. The inclusion or exclusion of a source constitutes neither an endorsement nor a rejection by the FDIC of the opinions expressed in that source.]

General Books and Articles A basic bibliography to provide an overview of the S&L Crisis.
Causes of the S&L Crisis Background materials for understanding what led to the S&L Crisis.
Charles Keating and Lincoln Savings and Loan Details on one of the costliest S&L failures that involved 5 U.S. Senators.
Criminal Activity Associated with S&L Failures The goods on specific criminal investigations of S&L owners and directors.
Depository Institutions Deregulation and Monetary Control Act of 1980 Details on the 1980 law (DIDMCA) that eased the distinctions among savings institutions.
Deregulation of the S&Ls Working papers and analysis covering the deregulation of the S&L industry that led to the crisis.
Financial Institutions Reform Recovery and Enforcement Act (FIRREA) The law enacted in August, 1989, to bail out the S&L crisis and create the Resolution Trust Corporation.
Garn - St Germain Depository Institutions Act of 1982 Analyses of the 1982 law that allowed S&L's to diversify their activities with the view of increasing profits.
Interest Rate Vulnerability Bibliography for understanding S&L interest rates, and S&L vulnerability during this time period.
Southwest Plan The plan to consolidate and package insolvent Texas S&Ls and sell them to the highest bidder.
State Deposit Insurance Funds - Ohio and Maryland S&L failures in Ohio and Maryland and the end of the State Deposit Insurance Funds/
Taxation and Accounting bibliography Understanding the tax and accounting rules for S&L's