Key Charts - Too-Big-To-Fail
Size of Banks Varies Widely Across Countries
On one end of the spectrum, banks that are too small may indicate an underdeveloped banking sector, which can impede economic growth and development. On the other, banks that are too large may indicate excessive credit, which can lead to booms and busts.
Source: James R. Barth and Apanard (Penny) Prabha, "Breaking (Banks) Up Is Hard To Do: New Perspective on 'Too Big To Fail,'" Milken Institute, February 2013, p. 15, Figures 5 and 6.