Polling is Closed!
The AAF Virtual Debate poll has closed, and the final votes are in. In the final tally, there were 153 "yes" votes and 51 "no" votes in response to the question: "Can state-owned banks play an important role in promoting financial stability and access?" Additional comments on this debate are still welcome.
Thanks to everyone who voted or left a comment—we look forward to hosting more debates in the future. If there are particular questions you would like to see debated on the AAF blog, please suggest them in the comments section.
Introducing the AAF Virtual Debate
From February 2-14, the All About Finance blog is hosting a virtual debate on state-owned banks. Asli has invited Professors Franklin Allen  and Charles Calomiris  to weigh in on the issue. Readers can make their voices heard in the comments section of this post and by voting in a poll here . The results of the poll are displayed below.
The AAF Virtual Debate Blog Posts
- January 31: Asli's Opening Post 
- February 2: Franklin Allen's Opening Post 
- February 2: Charles Calomiris's Opening Post 
- February 10: Franklin Allen's Response 
- February 10: Charles Calomiris's Response 
The AAF Virtual Debate Reading List
For key articles and books on state-owned banks, please see the AAF Virtual Debate Reading List .
Vote in the AAF Virtual Debate Poll: "Can state-owned banks play an important role in promoting financial stability and access?"
Cast your vote now ! Voting will be open until February 14 at 5PM EST. Please be patient, as it will require a few minutes for your vote to be added to the tally.