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Financial supervision in the EU: is there convergence in the national architectures?

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  • Donato Masciandaro
  • Maria Nieto
  • Marc Quintyn

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Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to review current trends in reforms of the supervisory architecture in European Union (EU) countries. Design/methodology/approach – Against the background of the debate on the advisability of further centralizing prudential supervision in the EU this paper develops a study of applied institutional economics, analyzing the financial supervisory architecture of each of the 27 EU countries and assesses their degree of institutional convergence. The paper investigate whether the recent wave of reforms are leading to a convergence of the national architectures. Findings – While the degree of supervisory convergence is low, there is no single superior model of bank supervision. Originality/value – The paper contributes to the debate on convergence of supervisory architectures in EU member countries.

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Article provided by Emerald Group Publishing in its journal Journal of Financial Regulation and Compliance.

Volume (Year): 17 (2009)
Issue (Month): 2 (May)
Pages: 86-95

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Handle: RePEc:eme:jfrcpp:v:17:y:2009:i:2:p:86-95

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Keywords: Central banks; Economic convergence; European Union; Financial control;

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Cited by:
  1. Masciandaro, Donato & Nieto, Maria J. & Quintyn, Marc, 2011. "Exploring governance of the new European Banking Authority—A case for harmonization?," Journal of Financial Stability, Elsevier, vol. 7(4), pages 204-214, December.
  2. Marc Quintyn & Donato Masciandaro & María Nieto, 2009. "Will they Sing the Same Tune? Measuring Convergence in the New European System of Financial Supervisors," IMF Working Papers 09/142, International Monetary Fund.
  3. Aneta Spendzharova, 2012. "Is More ‘Brussels’ the Solution? New European Union Member States' Preferences about the European Financial Architecture," Journal of Common Market Studies, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 50(2), pages 315-334, 03.
  4. Richard Brophy, 2012. "Development of insurance regulation in Ireland," Journal of Financial Regulation and Compliance, Emerald Group Publishing, vol. 20(3), pages 248-263, July.

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