Global Bank Regulation: Principles and Policies

Hardcover | October 22, 2009

byHeidi Mandanis Schooner, Michael W. TaylorEditorHeidi Mandanis Schooner

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Global Bank Regulation: Principles and Policies covers the global regulation of financial institutions. It integrates theories, history, and policy debates, thereby providing a strategic approach to understanding global policy principles and banking. The book features definitions of the policy principles of capital regularization, the main justifications for prudent regulation of banks, the characteristics of tools used regulate firms that operate across all time zones, and a discussion regarding the 2007-2009 financial crises and the generation of international standards of financial institution regulation. The first four chapters of the book offer justification for the strict regulation of banks and discuss the importance of financial safety. The next chapters describe in greater detail the main policy networks and standard setting bodies responsible for policy development. They also provide information about bank licensing requirements, leading jurisdictions, and bank ownership and affiliations. The last three chapters of the book present a thorough examination of bank capital regulation, which is one of the most important areas in international banking. The text aims to provide information to all economics students, as well as non-experts and experts interested in the history, policy development, and theory of international banking regulation. Defines the over-arching policy principles of capital regulation Explores main justifications for the prudent regulation of banks Discusses the 2007-2009 financial crisis and the next generation of international standards of financial institution regulation Examines tools for ensuring the adequate supervision of a firm that operates across all time zones

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Global Bank Regulation: Principles and Policies covers the global regulation of financial institutions. It integrates theories, history, and policy debates, thereby providing a strategic approach to understanding global policy principles and banking. The book features definitions of the policy principles of capital regularization, the ...

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Its focus on the prudential, global regulation of financial institutions drives this book's unique exploration of over-arching policy principles. Integrating theory, history, and policy debates, it provides a high-level, strategic treatment of the regulation of global banking. With finely focused definitions and an intuitive scope, the...

Format:HardcoverDimensions:352 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.98 inPublished:October 22, 2009Publisher:Academic PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0126410038

ISBN - 13:9780126410037

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Table of Contents

Introduction: The Global Financial System and the Problems of Regulation

  1. The Changing Nature of Banks
  2. Panics, Bank Runs and Coordination Problems
  3. Collapsing Dominos and Asset Price Spirals
  4. The Financial Safety Net and Moral Hazard
  5. Sources of Bank Regulation
  6. Bank Licensing and Corporate Governance
  7. Bank in Corporate Groups: Ownership and Affiliation
  8. Bank Capital: Why Regulate Capital
  9. Bank Capital: The New Capital Adequacy Framework: Basel II and Credit Risk
  10. Bank Capital: The New Capital Adequacy Framework: Basel II and Other Risk
  11. Direct Controls on Risk-Taking
  12. Consolidated Supervision and Financial Conglomerates
  13. Anti-Money Laundering/ Countering the Financing of Terrorism
  14. Bank Closures (still drafting)
  15. Institutional Structure of Regulation
  16. Regulation After the Global Financial Crisis

Appendix: Introduction to Economic Concepts

Editorial Reviews

"This wide-ranging and authoritative book, written by two distinguished analysts of financial regulation, is a compelling read and of great value to regulators, financial practitioners and students alike. It is an excellent tour de force of the key issues in bank regulation which is set in a strong analytical framework. In the light of the global financial crisis, it makes a compelling case for an internationally co-ordinated approach to bank regulation." --David T. Llewellyn, Loughborough University "A fascinating and erudite introduction to the policies underlying bank supervision and the complexities of implementing those policies in an international environment based on national regulatory systems. Schooner and Taylor are among the world's leading experts on banking regulation and their text will be an invaluable resource to students and practitioners for years to come." --Howell E. Jackson, Harvard Law School "Heidi Schooner and Michael Taylor have produced a work of the highest quality which is balanced and focused with the right amount of detail.  considerable thought has obviously been given to design and structure.  All relevant topics received expert attention."  "This book will become the leading point of reference for those who need to understand bank regulation within the global context.  I am happy to fully recommend it without hesitation."  -- Andrew Campbell, School of Law, University of Leeds.  Full review - Journal of International Banking Law and Regulation, Volume 26, Issue 3, 2011.