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Restructuring the Financial System: A Synthetic Presentation of an Alternative Approach to Financial Regulation


  • Mario Tonveronachi

    () (University of Siena)

  • Elisabetta Montanaro

    () (University of Siena)


The existing regulation and the changes that are currently proposed by the public authorities do not cope, in our opinion, with the endogenous fragilities created by the evolution of the financial systems in the last decades. Our proposal is intended to re-focus the system towards a sustainable funding of the economy, to limit the size of both the entire financial system and intermediaries, to re-establish a genuine market discipline based on the ‘freedom’ to go bankrupt, to reduce national and international interconnections among financial operators, to avoid regulatory arbitrages, and to increase the margins for regulators to tailor the rules to their national specificities. Crucial for our proposal is the distinction between leveraged and non-leveraged financial institutions and the introduction of structural regulatory measures.

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  • Mario Tonveronachi & Elisabetta Montanaro, 2010. "Restructuring the Financial System: A Synthetic Presentation of an Alternative Approach to Financial Regulation," Ensayos Económicos, Central Bank of Argentina, Economic Research Department, vol. 1(57-58), pages 127-143, January -.
  • Handle: RePEc:bcr:ensayo:v:1:y:2010:i:57-58:p:127-143

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    1. Mario Tonveronachi & Elisabetta Montanaro, 2009. "Some preliminary proposals for re-regulating financial systems," Department of Economics University of Siena 553, Department of Economics, University of Siena.
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    financial markets; financial institutions; financial regulation;

    JEL classification:

    • G18 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - Government Policy and Regulation
    • G20 - Financial Economics - - Financial Institutions and Services - - - General
    • G28 - Financial Economics - - Financial Institutions and Services - - - Government Policy and Regulation


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