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Should Banks' Stress Test Results be Disclosed? An Analysis of the Costs and Benefits

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  • Goldstein, Itay
  • Sapra, Haresh
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    Stress tests have become an important component of the supervisory toolkit. However, the extent of disclosure of stress-test results remains controversial. We argue that while stress tests uncover unique information to outsiders — because banks operate in second--best environments with multiple imperfections — there are potential endogenous costs associated with such disclosure.

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    Article provided by now publishers in its journal Foundations and Trends(R) in Finance.

    Volume (Year): 8 (2014)
    Issue (Month): 1 (March)
    Pages: 1-54

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    Handle: RePEc:now:fntfin:0500000038
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