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Come difendere la globalizzazione e salvaguardare i sistemi bancari dal contagio

  • Mario Sarcinelli

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    The work summarises the main literature on the impact of globalisation and of the crisis on banking systems.The main conclusion is that a more compelling approach to financial regulation appears as necessary, though the complete homogenisation of financial systems is not a goal to be sought. The current approaches in the Anglo-Saxon countries, based on the segmentation of banking activities seems a right choice, due to both the political difficulties in enacting a stricter regulation of finance and the practical difficulty of regulating a sector pervaded by financial innovation. However, both the Volcker rule and the British approach of ring-fencing, suffer from two limitations: the risk of transferring even more risk to the shadow banking system, and the difficulty in practice to distinguish between legitimate hedging activities and forbidden speculative activities.

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    Volume (Year): 65 (2012)
    Issue (Month): 257 ()
    Pages: 9-47

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    Handle: RePEc:psl:moneta:2012:12
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