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Prudential Policy


  • Rochet, Jean-Charles

    (U Toulouse and GREMAQ-IDEI)


This paper studies the rationale behind prudential policies in the banking sector. The main components of these prudential policies are deposit insurance, solvency regulations, and emergency liquidity assistance by the central bank, acting as a lender of last resort. We discuss the institutional arrangements that are necessary to limit the frequency and extent of individual bank failures as well as those of systemic banking crises.

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  • Rochet, Jean-Charles, 2005. "Prudential Policy," Monetary and Economic Studies, Institute for Monetary and Economic Studies, Bank of Japan, vol. 23(S1), pages 93-119, October.
  • Handle: RePEc:ime:imemes:v:23:y:2005:i:s1:p:93-119

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    1. Collier, Benjamin, 2013. "Exclusive finance: How unmanaged systemic risk continues to limit financial services for the poor in a booming sector," 2013 Annual Meeting, August 4-6, 2013, Washington, D.C. 150433, Agricultural and Applied Economics Association.
    2. Bushman, Robert M., 2014. "Thoughts on financial accounting and the banking industry," Journal of Accounting and Economics, Elsevier, vol. 58(2), pages 384-395.

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    JEL classification:

    • E58 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Monetary Policy, Central Banking, and the Supply of Money and Credit - - - Central Banks and Their Policies
    • G21 - Financial Economics - - Financial Institutions and Services - - - Banks; Other Depository Institutions; Micro Finance Institutions; Mortgages
    • G28 - Financial Economics - - Financial Institutions and Services - - - Government Policy and Regulation
    • E52 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Monetary Policy, Central Banking, and the Supply of Money and Credit - - - Monetary Policy


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