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Helping Hand or Grabbing Hand? Supervisory Architecture, Financial Structure and Market View

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  • Marc Quintyn
  • Donato Masciandaro

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The literature stresses the importance of financial market characteristics in determining the supervisory architectures. In the real world it is not always clear to what extent market features are taken into account. We present two complementary approaches to gain insights in the above relationship. First, an empirical test of two theories-the helping and the grabbing hand view of government-seems more consistent with the latter, presuming the market demonstrates a preference for consolidation of supervisory powers. Second, a survey among financial CEOs in Italy confirms a preference for a consolidated supervisory regime and reveals only weak consistency between the views of the policymakers and the market operators.

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Paper provided by International Monetary Fund in its series IMF Working Papers with number 08/47.

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Length: 46
Date of creation: 01 Feb 2008
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Handle: RePEc:imf:imfwpa:08/47

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Keywords: Bank supervision; Governance;

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  1. Udaibir S. Das & Marc Quintyn, 2002. "Crisis Prevention and Crisis Management: The Role of Regulatory Governance," IMF Working Papers 02/163, International Monetary Fund.
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Cited by:
  1. Melecky, Martin & Podpiera, Anca Maria, 2012. "Institutional structures of financial sector supervision, their drivers and emerging benchmark models," MPRA Paper 37059, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  2. Masciandaro, D. & Nieto, M. & Prast, H.M., 2007. "Financial Governance of Banking Supervision," Open Access publications from Tilburg University urn:nbn:nl:ui:12-381469, Tilburg University.

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