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From Basel I To Basel Ii: An Analysis Of The Three Pillars

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  • Abel Elizalde

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    This paper presents a dynamic model of banking supervision to analyze the impact of each of Basell II three pillars on banks’ risk taking. We extend previous literature providing an analysis of ratings-based supervisory policies. In Pillar 2 (supervisory review) the supervisor audits more frequently low rated banks and restricts their dividend payments in order to build capital. In Pillar 3 (market discipline) the supervisor reduces the level of deposit insurance coverage compelling not-fully insured depositors to adjust interest rates contingent on the bank’s external rating. We also analyze the risk sensitiveness of Pillar 1 (capital requirements) concluding that all three Pillars reduce banks’ risk taking incentives.

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    Date of creation: Jun 2007
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    Keywords: Capital requirements; market discipline; ratings-based policies; risk taking decisions; supervisory review.;

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    1. Akhtar, S. & Bannier, C. & Tyrell, M. & Elizalde, A. & Janda, K. & Lind, G., 2008. "Basel II, External Ratings and Adverse Selection," MPRA Paper 12722, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    2. Mohamed Belhaj & Nataliya Klimenko, 2012. "Optimal Preventive Bank Supervision: Combining Random Audits and Continuous Intervention," Working Papers halshs-00790464, HAL.

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