Financial regulation in the global economy by Richard Herring

By Richard Herring

In recent times, the most important industrialized countries have built co-operative approaches for supervising banks, harmonized their criteria for financial institution capital necessities, and initiated co-operative knowing approximately securities-market supervision. This ebook assesses what extra co-ordination and harmonization may be required in an period of elevated globalization. This paintings is a part of the Integrating nationwide Economies sequence. As worldwide markets for items, providers and fiscal resources became more and more built-in, nationwide governments not have as a lot keep an eye on over fiscal markets. With the of completion of the Uruguay around of the GATT talks, the realm economic system has entered a clean section requiring assorted ideas and diverse degrees of foreign cooperation. rules as soon as considered totally household and adequately decided via nationwide political associations, at the moment are topic to foreign constraints. Cogent research of this deeper integration of the realm economic climate, and directions for presidency regulations, are pressing priorities. This sequence goals to satisfy those wishes over more than a few 21 books by way of the various world's major economists, political scientists, overseas coverage experts and govt officers. all of the books within the sequence are provided on the related cost: #22.50 for hardbacks and #8.50 for paperbacks.

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The role of the banking supervisor is to seek to enforce prudent conduct by banks, not customer satisfaction . . " Quinn (1993). Page 6 reason is that failures of individual financial institutions may pose systemic risks to the broader financial system and from there to the real economy. Of course, central banks and the presence of government insurance for bank (and perhaps other financial) liabilities can virtually eliminate systemic risk, but at the price of creating a moral hazard for private participants to take risks at the expense of governments and the taxpayers who finance them.

The members of GATT wrestled with right of access in the Uruguay Round negotiations, although provisions relating to the financial services sector ultimately were dropped from the agreement. And Canada, Mexico, and the United States have negotiated right-of-access rules for financial institutions in North America as part of the North American Free Trade Area. In 1988 the Basel Accord set common capital standards for the major banks doing business across national borders. Initially signed by twelve countriesincluding the United States, Japan, and most member states of the European Union-these standards have subsequently been adopted by many other countries, including all the world's major banking centers.

Duncan, Jr. Robert F. Erburu Robert D. Haas Andrew Heiskell Roger W. Heyns Roy M. Huffington Nannerl O. Keohane James T. Lynn William McC. Martin, Jr. Robert S. McNamara Mary Patterson McPherson Arjay Miller Donald S. Perkins J. Woodward Redmond Charles W. Robinson James D. Robinson III Howard D. Samuel B. Francis Saul II Ralph S. Saul Henry B. Schacht Robert Brookings Smith Morris Tanenbaum John C. Whitehead James D. Wolfensohn Page vii Foreword Technological advances have reduced the costs of cross-border transactions in all sectors of the economy.

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