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Rethinking Bank Regulation Till Angels Govern

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ISBN-10: 0521855764

ISBN-13: 9780521855761

Edition: 2006

Authors: James R. Barth, Gerard Caprio, Ross Levine

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This volume presents a new database on bank regulation in over 150 countries. It offers a comprehensive cross-country assessment of the impact of bank regulation on the operation of banks and assesses the validity of the Basel Committee's influential approach to bank regulation.
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Book details

List price: $83.95
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 12/26/2005
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 444
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.584
Language: English

James R. Barth is Lowder Eminent Scholar in Finance at Auburn University and Senior Finance Fellow at the Milken Institute.

Gerard Caprio Jr. is William Brough Professor of Economics and Chair of the Center for Development Economics at Williams College.

Ross Levine is the Willis H. Booth Chair in Banking and Finance at the University of California, Berkeley, and Senior Fellow at the Milken Institute.

Objectives and contributions
Key findings: a brief synopsis
guide to the book
Contrasting approaches to bank regulation
Two approaches to bank regulation
.1 Public interest approach
.2 Private interest view of regulation
Bank regulation: how
The Basel Committee and regulatory convergence
How are banks regulated and supervised around the world?
Structure, scope and independence of regulation and supervision
What is a 'bank'?
Entry into banking, capital requirements and supervisory powers
Explicit deposit insurance schemes
Private monitoring and external governance
Does bank ownership type affect the choice of regulations and supervisory practices?
Forces for greater harmonization of regulation and supervision among countries
What works best
Goals and boundaries
Bank regulation and supervision and bank development
Bank supervision, regulation, and stability
Bank supervision, regulation, and bank efficiency
Bank supervision, regulation, and bank lending
Supervision, regulation, and bank governance
Summary of results
Choosing bank regulations
Recap and motivation
Motivating example: Mexico and the United States
Conceptual framework
Empirical framework and data
Summary remarks
Rethinking bank regulation
Approach and context
Lessons and implications