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Source: Financial Risks, Stability, and Globalization

Series: Seminar Volumes

Author(s): Omotunde Johnson

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 29 April 2002

ISBN: 9781589060128

Keywords: Financial stability, Risk premium, banking, financial system, financial sector, regulation, financial institutions

The free flow of capital is a reality in the era of globalization. It follows naturally from the international integration that increasing trade flows and technological advancements in communications have br...

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Source: Financial Risks, Stability, and Globalization

Series: Seminar Volumes

Author(s): Omotunde Johnson

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 29 April 2002

ISBN: 9781589060128

Keywords: Financial stability, Risk premium, banking, financial system, financial sector, regulation, financial institutions

In general, the paper by Sundararajan, Ariyoshi, and Ötker-Robe succeeds in what it sets out to do—that is, it provides a very comprehensive overview of the issues revolving around capital flows and liberali...

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Source: Financial Risks, Stability, and Globalization

Series: Seminar Volumes

Author(s): Omotunde Johnson

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 29 April 2002

ISBN: 9781589060128

Keywords: Financial stability, Risk premium, banking, financial system, financial sector, regulation, financial institutions

This paper concentrates on taking stock of recent international initiatives to strengthen the financial system and the role that the IMF has played, and will play, in them, especially in the context of surve...

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Source: Financial Risks, Stability, and Globalization

Series: Seminar Volumes

Author(s): Omotunde Johnson

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 29 April 2002

ISBN: 9781589060128

Keywords: Financial stability, Risk premium, banking, financial system, financial sector, regulation, financial institutions

The paper provides a very good and comprehensive summary of the various initiatives to strengthen the international financial system, so I see no need to add to this description. Therefore, I would rather pr...

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Source: Financial Risks, Stability, and Globalization

Series: Seminar Volumes

Author(s): Omotunde Johnson

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 29 April 2002

ISBN: 9781589060128

Keywords: Financial stability, Risk premium, banking, financial system, financial sector, regulation, financial institutions

One of my favorite discoveries as a graduate student was a book entitled Rats, Lice, and History, by Hans Zinsser—a classic, early treatment of the episodes in which medieval Europe periodically was swept by...

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Source: Financial Risks, Stability, and Globalization

Series: Seminar Volumes

Author(s): Omotunde Johnson

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 29 April 2002

ISBN: 9781589060128

Keywords: Financial stability, Risk premium, banking, financial system, financial sector, regulation, financial institutions

It gives me great pleasure to be a member of the panel discussing the study by Messrs. Ingves, Leone, Hilbers, and O’Brien, “Assessing Financial Sector Soundness: The Role of the IMF.” I find it a challengin...

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Source: Procyclicality of Financial Systems in Asia

Series: Seminar Volumes

Author(s): Stefan Gerlach , and Paul Gruenwald

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 27 July 2006

ISBN: 9781403987518

Keywords: Financial systems, Asia, banking, financial system, financial stability, financial sector

I organize my comments around four issues relating to the build-up, monitoring and counteraction of financial imbalances: first, the potential role of monetary policy; second, the u...

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Source: Procyclicality of Financial Systems in Asia

Series: Seminar Volumes

Author(s): Stefan Gerlach , and Paul Gruenwald

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 27 July 2006

ISBN: 9781403987518

Keywords: Financial systems, Asia, banking, financial system, financial stability, financial sector

The issue of financial system procyclicality is tricky. In a way, central bankers like myself have mixed feelings on the procyclical nature of financial forces. We love it, because...

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Source: Procyclicality of Financial Systems in Asia

Series: Seminar Volumes

Author(s): Stefan Gerlach , and Paul Gruenwald

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 27 July 2006

ISBN: 9781403987518

Keywords: Financial systems, Asia, banking, financial system, financial stability, financial sector

Procyclicality occurs because of herd behavior of market participants. But that behavior could occur because of obsolete or badly drafted regulations that encourage such behavior. H...

Comments on “Procyclicality and Volatility in the Financial System”

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Source: Procyclicality of Financial Systems in Asia

Series: Seminar Volumes

Author(s): Stefan Gerlach , and Paul Gruenwald

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 27 July 2006

ISBN: 9781403987518

Keywords: Financial systems, Asia, banking, financial system, financial stability, financial sector

In these comments on the chapter by Ashley Taylor and Charles Goodhart, I will try to step back and take a broader view of procyclicality from the perspective of a common- or garden...