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Risk Management and the Costs of the Banking Crisis

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  • Patrick Honohan

    (Institute for International Integration Studies, Trinity College, Dublin, CEPR, phonohan@tcd.ie)

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The 2007—8 banking crisis in the advanced economies has exposed deficiencies in risk management and prudential regulation approaches that rely too heavily on mechanical, albeit sophisticated, risk management models. These have aggravated private and economic losses. While fiscal costs were at first limited, it remains to be seen to what extent the taxpayer will be protected. Policymakers and bankers need to recognise the limitations of rules-based regulation and restore a more discretionary and holistic approach to risk management.

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  • Patrick Honohan, 2008. "Risk Management and the Costs of the Banking Crisis," National Institute Economic Review, National Institute of Economic and Social Research, vol. 206(1), pages 15-24, October.
  • Handle: RePEc:sae:niesru:v:206:y:2008:i:1:p:15-24
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    1. Gemma Carolillo & Piero Mastroberardino & Claudio Nigro, 2013. "The 2007 financial crisis: strategic actors and processes of construction of a concrete system," Journal of Management & Governance, Springer;Accademia Italiana di Economia Aziendale (AIDEA), vol. 17(2), pages 453-489, May.
    2. FitzGerald, John & Goggin, Jean & Bergin, Adele, 2008. "Economic Assessment of the Euro Area: Autumn Report 2008," Research Series, Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI), number sustat27.
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    4. Honohan, Patrick & Donovan, Donal & Gorecki, Paul & Mottiar, Rafique, 2010. "The Irish Banking Crisis: Regulatory and Financial Stability Policy," MPRA Paper 24896, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    5. J.A. Bikker & T. Knaap & W.E. Romp, 2011. "Real Pension Rights as a Control Mechanism for Pension Fund Solvency," Working Papers 11-15, Utrecht School of Economics.
    6. Patrick Honohan, 2009. "Bank Failures: The Limitations of Risk Modeling," World Scientific Book Chapters,in: The First Credit Market Turmoil Of The 21st Century Implications for Public Policy, chapter 8, pages 103-123 World Scientific Publishing Co. Pte. Ltd..
    7. Patrick Honohan, 2008. "Risk Management and the Costs of the Banking Crisis," National Institute Economic Review, National Institute of Economic and Social Research, pages 15-24.
    8. Agustín S. Bénétrix & Philip R. Lane, 2012. "The Cyclical Conduct of Irish Fiscal Policy," The World Economy, Wiley Blackwell, pages 1277-1290.
    9. Patrick Honohan, 2008. "Containment and Resolution in the Financial Crisis: Too Little, Too Late," CESifo Forum, Ifo Institute - Leibniz Institute for Economic Research at the University of Munich, pages 22-27.

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    Keywords

    Banking crisis; prudential regulation; risk management JEL; Classifications: E32; E44; G28; G32;

    JEL classification:

    • E32 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Prices, Business Fluctuations, and Cycles - - - Business Fluctuations; Cycles
    • E44 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Money and Interest Rates - - - Financial Markets and the Macroeconomy

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