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The Accountability of Financial Sector Supervisors

The Accountability of Financial Sector Supervisors »

Source: The Accountability of Financial Sector Supervisors : Principles and Practice

Volume/Issue: 2005/51

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Michael Taylor , Marc Quintyn , and Eva Hüpkes

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 March 2005

ISBN: 9781451860702

Keywords: Financial regulation, regulatory agencies, public administration accountability, banking, financial system, financial services, financial sector, financial institutions, General Financial Markets: Government Policy and Regulation, Financial Institutions and Services: Government Policy and Regulation

Policymakers' uneasiness about granting independence to financial sector regulators stems to a large extent from the lack of familiarity with, and elusiveness of, the concept of accountability. This paper gives ope...

Anticipation and Surprises in Central Bank Interest Rate Policy

Anticipation and Surprises in Central Bank Interest Rate Policy »

Source: Anticipation and Surprises in Central Bank Interest Rate Policy : The Case of the Bundesbank

Volume/Issue: 1998/43

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 April 1998

ISBN: 9781451975192

Keywords: central banking, monetary policy, central bank, discount rates, discount rate, equation, probability

Market reaction to a change in official interest rates will depend on the extent to which the change is anticipated, and on how it is interpreted as a signal of future policy. In this paper, a technique is develope...

Apocalypse then

Apocalypse then »

Source: Apocalypse then : The Evolution of the North Atlantic Economy and the Global Crisis

Volume/Issue: 2011/212

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Trung Bui , and Tamim Bayoumi

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 September 2011

ISBN: 9781463902308

Keywords: Financial linkages, financial regulation, banking, bonds, bond, banking systems, financial market, Financial Aspects of Economic Integration, Macroeconomic Aspects of International Trade and Finance: Forecasting and Simulation, General Financial Markets: Government Policy and Regulation,

The financial crisis, originated from the collapse of US housing markets in 2008, reverberates around the world. Its destructive force was felt nowhere more keenly than Western Europe. Indeed, it continues to mire...

Are More Competitive Banking Systems More Stable?

Are More Competitive Banking Systems More Stable? »

Source: Are More Competitive Banking Systems More Stable?

Volume/Issue: 2006/143

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Martin Cihak , Simon Wolfe , and Klaus Schaeck

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 June 2006

ISBN: 9781451864038

Keywords: banking competition, market structure, regulation, duration analysis, banking, statistic, banking system, probability, Financial Institutions and Services: Government Policy and Regulation,

This paper provides the first empirical analysis of the cross-country relationship between a direct measure of competitive conduct of financial institutions and banking system fragility. Using the Panzar and Rosse...

Asymmetric Information and the Market Structure of the Banking Industry

Asymmetric Information and the Market Structure of the Banking Industry »

Source: Asymmetric Information and the Market Structure of the Banking Industry

Volume/Issue: 1998/92

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Giovanni Dell'Ariccia

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 June 1998

ISBN: 9781451951547

Keywords: Loan Market, Barriers to Entry, Spatial Competition, competition, banking, banking industry, barrier to entry, mergers

The paper analyzes the effects of informational asymmetries on the market structure of the banking industry in a multi-period model of spatial competition. All lenders face uncertainty with regard to borrowers&#x20...

Banks As Coordinators of Economic Growth

Banks As Coordinators of Economic Growth »

Source: Banks As Coordinators of Economic Growth

Volume/Issue: 2006/264

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Kenichi Ueda

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 November 2006

ISBN: 9781451865240

Keywords: Bank-oriented financial system, bank control, firm group, interbank market, deposit rate, bond, banking, financial system, Noncooperative Games, Exchange and Production Economies

This paper formally identifies an important role of banks: Banks competitively internalize production externalities and facilitate economic growth. I formulate a canonical growth model with externalities as a game...

The Bright and the Dark Side of Cross-Border Banking Linkages

The Bright and the Dark Side of Cross-Border Banking Linkages »

Source: The Bright and the Dark Side of Cross-Border Banking Linkages

Volume/Issue: 2011/186

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Sònia Muñoz , Ryan Scuzzarella , and Martin Cihak

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 August 2011

ISBN: 9781462309269

Keywords: banking stability, network analysis, banking, banking crisis, banking sector, banking system, Financial Institutions and Services: Government Policy and Regulation, Financial Aspects of Economic Integration,

When a country's banking system becomes more linked to the global banking network, does that system get more or less prone to a banking crisis? Using model simulations and econometric estimates based on a world-wid...

Consistent Quantitative Operational Risk Measurement and Regulation

Consistent Quantitative Operational Risk Measurement and Regulation »

Source: Consistent Quantitative Operational Risk Measurement and Regulation : Challenges of Model Specification, Data Collection and Loss Reporting

Volume/Issue: 2007/254

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Andreas Jobst

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 November 2007

ISBN: 9781451868173

Keywords: financial regulation, bank regulation, Basel Committee, Basel II, New Basel Capital Accord, fat tail behavior, extreme tail behavior, extreme value theory, g-and-h distribution, AMA

Amid increased size and complexity of the banking industry, operational risk has a greater potential to transpire in more harmful ways than many other sources of risk. This paper provides a succinct overview of the...

Cooperative Banks and Financial Stability

Cooperative Banks and Financial Stability »

Source: Cooperative Banks and Financial Stability

Volume/Issue: 2007/2

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Martin Cihak , and Heiko Hesse

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 2007

ISBN: 9781451865660

Keywords: financial sector stability, cooperative banks, savings banks, banking, cooperative bank, savings bank, Cooperative Enterprises,

Cooperative banks are an important, and growing, part of many financial systems. This paper empirically analyzes the role of cooperative banks in financial stability. Contrary to some suggestions in the literature,...

Cooperative Banks in Europe-Policy Issues

Cooperative Banks in Europe-Policy Issues »

Source: Cooperative Banks in Europe-Policy Issues

Volume/Issue: 2007/159

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Wim Fonteyne

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 July 2007

ISBN: 9781451867237

Keywords: bank efficiency, bank profitability, EU, financial system, banking, banking system, cooperative banking, banking sector,

This paper explains the continuing success of European cooperative banks through evolving comparative advantages. It points out that a cooperative is built around an intergenerational endowment without final owners...