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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...

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...

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...

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...

Cross-Border Coordination of Prudential Supervision and Deposit Guarantees

Cross-Border Coordination of Prudential Supervision and Deposit Guarantees »

Source: Cross-Border Coordination of Prudential Supervision and Deposit Guarantees

Volume/Issue: 2008/283

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 December 2008

ISBN: 9781451871418

Keywords: Deposit guarantees, cross-border coordination, EU, banking, deposit guarantee, prudential supervision,

The scramble to expand deposit guarantees in Europe in response to recent financial turmoil confirms that the on-going integration of European financial markets requires closer coordination of prudential policies a...

Cross-Border Financial Surveillance

Cross-Border Financial Surveillance »

Source: Cross-Border Financial Surveillance : A Network Perspective

Volume/Issue: 2010/105

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Juan Sole , and Marco Espinosa-Vega

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 April 2010

ISBN: 9781455200641

Keywords: Financial Surveillance, Network Analysis, Cross-Border Financial Linkages, banking, contagion, banking system, banking systems, bank for international settlements,

Effective cross-border financial surveillance requires the monitoring of direct and indirect systemic linkages. This paper illustrates how network analysis could make a significant contribution in this regard by si...

Distress in European Banks

Distress in European Banks »

Source: Distress in European Banks : An Analysis Basedon a New Dataset

Volume/Issue: 2009/9

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Tigran Poghosyan , and Martin Cihak

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 2009

ISBN: 9781451871562

Keywords: Early Warning System, Regulation, Early Intervention, banking, bank distress, bank failure, contagion,

The global financial crisis has highlighted the importance of early identification of weak banks: when problems are identified late, solutions are much more costly. Until recently, Europe has seen only a small numb...

Equity Returns in the Banking Sector in the Wake of the Great Recession and the European Sovereign Debt Crisis1

Equity Returns in the Banking Sector in the Wake of the Great Recession and the European Sovereign Debt Crisis1 »

Source: Equity Returns in the Banking Sector in the Wake of the Great Recession and the European Sovereign Debt Crisis

Volume/Issue: 2012/174

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Jorge Chan-Lau , Estelle Liu , and Jochen M. Schmittmann

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 July 2012

ISBN: 9781475505221

Keywords: equity returns, sovereign debt crisis, regulatory capital, panel data econometrics, banking, tier 1 capital, bank bond, General Financial Markets,

This study finds that equity returns in the banking sector in the wake of the Great Recession and the European sovereign debt crisis have been driven mainly by weak growth prospects and heightened sovereign risk an...

Estimating Spillover Risk Among Large EU Banks

Estimating Spillover Risk Among Large EU Banks »

Source: Estimating Spillover Risk Among Large EU Banks

Volume/Issue: 2007/267

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Li Ong , and Martin Cihak

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 November 2007

ISBN: 9781451868302

Keywords: contagion, large banks, banking, stock market, bond, government bond,

The paper examines the scope for cross-border spillovers among major EU banks using information contained in the stock prices and financial statements of these banks. The results suggest that spillovers within dome...