What is the lender of last resort? Why has this category become overwhelmingly topical? From these questions arises a discussion focused on the issues of the 2007-08 financial crisis, on the measures taken by Federal Reserve and the European Central Bank to deal with it, on the developments of the even more recent sovereign debt crisis. A critical reflection traced in the wake of the contributions of some of the most eminent economists - balancing between theory and practice - aimed at opening a glimpse into the understanding of events which are felt as distant from the perception of non-professionals, but which strongly influence the life of the community with fundamental consequences.
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