IDEAS home Printed from https://ideas.repec.org/p/fip/fednls/87120.html
   My bibliography  Save this paper

A Peek behind the Curtain of Bank Supervision

Author

Listed:
  • Paul Goldsmith-Pinkham
  • Beverly Hirtle
  • David O. Lucca

Abstract

Since the financial crisis, bank regulatory and supervisory policies have changed dramatically both in the United States (Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act) and abroad (Third Basel Accord). While these shifts have occasioned much debate, the discussion surrounding supervision remains limited because most supervisory activity? both the amount of supervisory attention and the demands for corrective action by supervisors?is confidential. Drawing on our recent staff report ?Parsing the Content of Bank Supervision,? this post provides a peek behind the scenes of bank supervision, presenting a statistical linguistic analysis based on confidential communications from Fed supervisors to the banks they supervise. Our analysis tackles several fundamental questions: What are the precise supervisory issues being raised? What drives the issues supervisors bring up? How does bank supervision relate to the other two pillars of the Basel Accord: capital regulations and market discipline?

Suggested Citation

  • Paul Goldsmith-Pinkham & Beverly Hirtle & David O. Lucca, 2016. "A Peek behind the Curtain of Bank Supervision," Liberty Street Economics 20160414, Federal Reserve Bank of New York.
  • Handle: RePEc:fip:fednls:87120
    as

    Download full text from publisher

    File URL: https://libertystreeteconomics.newyorkfed.org/2016/04/a-peek-behind-the-curtain-of-bank-supervision.html
    File Function: Full text
    Download Restriction: no

    More about this item

    Keywords

    bank supervision; text analysis; financial stability;

    JEL classification:

    • G2 - Financial Economics - - Financial Institutions and Services
    • G1 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets

    Statistics

    Access and download statistics

    Corrections

    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:fip:fednls:87120. 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: (). General contact details of provider: http://edirc.repec.org/data/frbnyus.html .

    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.