IDEAS home Printed from
   My bibliography  Save this paper

Monetary Policy and Banking Supervision Functions on the Central Bank


  • Eduardo Lundberg


This paper analyzes the advantages and disadvantages of maintaining the banking supervisory functions at the Banco Central do Brasil (BCB). First, these pros and cons are identified and listed using the economic literature, after a brief analysis of the ongoing debate and international experience regarding monetary policy, independence of the central bank and banking supervision. Then it is discussed the international tendencies as related to central bank reforms and the respective supervisory systems, including an annex panel of the experience of 40 different countries. The first and clearest tendency identified is to withdraw supervisory functions from the monetary authorities, normally seen as capable of strengthening the "central bank independence". The second trend - and one that seems to be gaining strength - is merger of the agencies charged with banking, securities and insurance supervision into a single agency, enhancing their capacity to perform the financial groups' consolidated supervision. There is no firm conclusion as the more effective institutional arrangement related to banking supervision under the control of the central bank or another institution.

Suggested Citation

  • Eduardo Lundberg, 2000. "Monetary Policy and Banking Supervision Functions on the Central Bank," Working Papers Series 2, Central Bank of Brazil, Research Department.
  • Handle: RePEc:bcb:wpaper:2

    Download full text from publisher

    File URL:
    Download Restriction: no

    More about this item


    Access and download statistics


    All material on this site has been provided by the respective publishers and authors. You can help correct errors and omissions. When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:bcb:wpaper:2. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.

    For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (Francisco Marcos Rodrigues Figueiredo). General contact details of provider: .

    If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.

    We have no references for this item. You can help adding them by using this form .

    If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your RePEc Author Service profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.

    Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.

    IDEAS is a RePEc service hosted by the Research Division of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis . RePEc uses bibliographic data supplied by the respective publishers.