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Bank regulations are changing : for better or worse (English)

This paper presents new and official survey information on bank regulations in 142 countries and makes comparisons with two earlier surveys. The data do not suggest that countries have primarily reformed their bank regulations for the better over the last decade. Following Basel guidelines many countries strengthened capital regulations and official supervisory agencies, but existing evidence suggests that these reforms will not improve bank stability or efficiency. While some countries have empowered private monitoring of banks, consistent with the third pillar of Basel II, there are many exceptions and reversals along this dimension.

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  • Author

    Barth, James R., Caprio, Gerard, Jr., Levine,Ross Eric

  • Document Date

    2008/06/01

  • Document Type

    Policy Research Working Paper

  • Report Number

    WPS4646

  • Volume No

    1

  • Total Volume(s)

    1

  • Country

    World,

  • Region

    The World Region,

  • Disclosure Date

    2010/07/01

  • Disclosure Status

    Disclosed

  • Doc Name

    Bank regulations are changing : for better or worse ?

  • Keywords

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Barth, James R. Caprio, Gerard, Jr. Levine,Ross Eric

Bank regulations are changing : for better or worse (English). Policy Research working paper ; no. WPS 4646 Washington, D.C. : World Bank Group. http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/257451468166485937/Bank-regulations-are-changing-for-better-or-worse