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Cooperation in International Banking Supervision

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  • Holthausen, Cornelia
  • Rønde, Thomas

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This paper analyses cooperation among national supervisors in the decision to close a multinational bank. The supervisors are asymmetrically informed and exchange information through ’cheap talk’. It is assumed that they consider domestic welfare only. We show that: (1) the supervisors will commit mistakes both of ’type I’ and ’type II’ in the closure decision; (2) the more aligned national interests are, the higher is welfare resulting from the closure decision; (3) the bank can allocate its investments strategically to escape closure; (4) allocating the decision right to an uninformed supranational supervisor can improve closure regulation, especially when interests are very disaligned.

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  • Holthausen, Cornelia & Rønde, Thomas, 2005. "Cooperation in International Banking Supervision," CEPR Discussion Papers 4990, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers.
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    Keywords

    cheap talk; closure; multinational banks; supervision;

    JEL classification:

    • F36 - International Economics - - International Finance - - - Financial Aspects of Economic Integration
    • G21 - Financial Economics - - Financial Institutions and Services - - - Banks; Other Depository Institutions; Micro Finance Institutions; Mortgages
    • G28 - Financial Economics - - Financial Institutions and Services - - - Government Policy and Regulation
    • L51 - Industrial Organization - - Regulation and Industrial Policy - - - Economics of Regulation

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