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Banking Fragility & Disclosure: International Evidence

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  • Solomon Tadesse

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Motivated by recent public policy debates on the role of market discipline in banking stability, the study examines the impact of greater bank disclosure in mitigating the likelihood of systemic banking crisis. In a cross sectional study of banking systems across forty-nine countries in the nineties, it finds evidence that banking crises are less likely in countries with regulatory regimes that require extensive bank disclosure and stringent auditing.

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Paper provided by William Davidson Institute at the University of Michigan in its series William Davidson Institute Working Papers Series with number wp874.

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Date of creation: 01 Sep 2006
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Handle: RePEc:wdi:papers:2007-874

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Keywords: Banking Crisis; Disclosure; Audit Stringency;

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