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The New Basel Capital Accord (Basel II) from a Macroeconomic Point of View

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The current capital accord ("Basel I") has been found inadequate in strengthening the stability of the international banking system. Its undifferentiated and inexact registration of credit risks and the breakneck pace of introducing innovative financial tools have greatly impaired its effectiveness. The new capital proposals prepared by the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision ("Basel II") provide, i.a., for improved methods of risk evaluation, which, however, may trigger undesirable effects at a macroeconomic level. Such effects may reach dimensions that could well endanger the aim of achieving a sustained strengthening of the international financial system.

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  • Franz R. Hahn, 2003. "The New Basel Capital Accord (Basel II) from a Macroeconomic Point of View," Austrian Economic Quarterly, WIFO, vol. 8(2), pages 51-63, June.
  • Handle: RePEc:wfo:wquart:y:2003:i:2:p:51-63
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    1. Michael Böheim, 2011. "Competition policy: ten lessons learnt from the financial crisis," Empirica, Springer;Austrian Institute for Economic Research;Austrian Economic Association, vol. 38(3), pages 315-330, July.
    2. Franz R. Hahn & Werner Hölzl, 2012. "Effects of the New Capital Requirements of Basel III on the Financing of Small and Medium-sized Enterprises in Austria," Austrian Economic Quarterly, WIFO, vol. 17(3), pages 168-186, August.
    3. Thomas Url, 2010. "Financial Market Crisis: Origin, Short-Term Reaction and Long-Term Adjustment Requirements," Austrian Economic Quarterly, WIFO, vol. 15(1), pages 54-77, April.

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