09/20/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Kenneth Rogoff: Opinion: Why We Need To Regulate Banks Sooner, Not Later

When in doubt, bail it out," is the policy mantra 11 months after the September 2008 collapse of Lehman Brothers. With the global economy tentatively emerging from recession, and investors salivating over the remaining banks' apparent return to profitability, some are beginning to ask: "Did we really need to suffer so much?"

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