The Economic Crisis : Did Financial Supervision Matter?

Author/Editor:

Marc G Quintyn ; Rosaria Vega Pansini ; Donato Masciandaro

Publication Date:

November 1, 2011

Electronic Access:

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Summary:

The Asian financial crisis marked the beginning of worldwide efforts to improve the effectiveness of financial supervision. However, the crisis that started in 2007?08 was a crude awakening: several of these improvements seemed unable to avoid or mitigate the crisis. This paper brings the first systematic analysis of the role of two of these efforts - modifications in the architecture of financial supervision and in supervisory governance - and concludes that they were negatively correlated with economic resilience. Using the emerging distinction between macro- and micro-prudential supervision, we explore to what extent two separate institutions would allow for more checks and balances to improve supervisory governance and, thus, reduce the probability of supervisory failure.

Series:

Working Paper No. 11/261

Frequency:

Biannually

English

Publication Date:

November 1, 2011

ISBN/ISSN:

9781463924560/1018-5941

Stock No:

WPIEA2011261

Format:

Paper

Pages:

47

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