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The financial crisis and the regulation of finance

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Published by Edward Elgar in Cheltenham, UK, Northhampton, MA .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Banking law,
  • Law and legislation,
  • Finance,
  • Global Financial Crisis, 2008-2009

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references and index.

    Statementedited by Chrisopher J. Green, Eric J. Pentecost, Tom Weyman-Jones
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsK1066 .F538 2011
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxiii, 279 p. :
    Number of Pages279
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL24895706M
    ISBN 101849808708
    ISBN 109781849808705
    LC Control Number2010934046
    OCLC/WorldCa694547966

    In order to answer these questions, we must first understand the role of financial innovation in the transformation of banking and the financial markets, determine whether it has increased the fragility and risks of the system, put the contribution of regulation in context, and consider the relationship between economic growth and innovation in the financial industry. However, the recent financial crisis has exposed the weaknesses of this innovation, such as the incentives to over-expand credit by compromising on loan quality, or the complexity of the structured products derived from those loans, which made it hard for investors to evaluate the risks to which they were exposed. Enhancements to mortgage disclosures. The banking industry has increased its market funding, particularly in short-term funds that can be liquidated very quickly.

    A first stop for readers is the dissenting report by three members of the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission Keith Hennessey, Douglas Holtz-Eakin, and William Thomas that zeros in on the key causes of the crisis. The early fiscal stimulus was an Obama innovation, but its effectiveness remains the subject of considerable debate. Moreover, along with a majority of Greeks, most Germans also opposed the bailouts of the German and French banks that Chancellor Merkel along with President Sarkozy, the International Monetary Fund and the European Central Bank imposed on successive Greek governments, thus pushing the people of Greece into permanent debt-bondage. Secondly, investors did not account for the fact that credit ratings were based on calculations which only considered default risk and ignored the risk that the ratings themselves could be revised downwards or that the situation of the housing market could change IMF, As I noted in a reviewProfessor Rajan explains that Americans borrowed too much, enabled by financial innovation and seemingly generous foreign lenders, with contributions from weak regulation, faulty rating agencies, out-of-control executive compensation and widening income inequality.

    Meanwhile, monetary policy only concerned itself with inflation, ignoring the bubbles in asset prices and the balance-sheet situation of financial institutions. At the same time, securitization makes it possible to reduce their legally-stipulated capital requirements by selling the loans to off-balance-sheet vehicles. Dominance of Variable Rate and Hybrid Subprime Mortgages The spread of variable rate and hybrid subprime mortgages in a low-rate environment created excessive risks when interest rates rose. The Course of the Crisis and Regulation In the current financial crisis, the contagion spread and was exacerbated via market channels.


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The financial crisis and the regulation of finance by Christopher J. Green Download PDF Ebook

How can potential crises be averted or mitigated in the future? Thus, the principal and the interests were paid in part The financial crisis and the regulation of finance book the cash flow generated by mortgages, and the rest was paid by issuing new securities. This chapter discusses the role of financial innovation in the transformation of the banking industry section 2 and in the progress of the crisis section 3the effects of asset securitization section 4 and regulatory reform and the role of agent incentives section 5and concludes in section 6.

Federal Reserve, expanding its jurisdiction over other types of financial institutions and authority to intervene in market crises. After all, many changes in the competitive environment within which banks operate — new payment systems, peer-to-peer lenders, shadow banks and the rest — require careful analysis and thought.

To make matters worse, because capital ratios remained fixed they accentuated the cycle instead of modulating it. The opacity of the new derivatives partially attributable to over-the-counter or OTC transactions, which make it difficult to provide a comprehensive assessment of counterparty risk led to an underestimation of the tremendous systemic risk The financial crisis and the regulation of finance book had built up in the market as well as to a very serious problem of adverse selection, given that no one knew when the crisis would hit or what the magnitude or distribution of exposure to toxic products derived from subprime mortgages would be.

Born's chief of staff, Michael Greenberger summed up Greenspan's position this way: "Greenspan didn't believe that fraud was something that needed to be enforced, and he assumed she probably did. The challenge is to devise a regulatory framework which allows innovation, globalization and the financial system to develop while ensuring a proper balance between private and social incentives.

Nevertheless, it is obvious that many financial innovations have boosted economic growth, and the relationship between financial progress and economic progress is The financial crisis and the regulation of finance book documented Levine, Secondly, investors did not account for the fact that credit ratings were based on calculations which only considered default risk and ignored the risk that the ratings themselves could be revised downwards or that the situation of the housing market could change IMF, She was the first female student ever to be named president of the Stanford Law Review.

On top of these efforts would be added the quantitative easing purchases of Treasury bonds and mortgage-backed securities first announced by the Fed in late November and now in a third round.

Durlauf eds. Over the past decade, the crash has given rise to a cottage industry of books, articles, documentaries, even films but not, so far, an overarching theory. Short sales were among the causes blamed for rapid price declines in Lehman Brother's stock price prior to its bankruptcy.

The authors of the paper — which was signed by Mnuchin himself — want to reform the complex, incoherent and overlapping patchwork of regulatory agencies left in place since the crisis.

Spreading the credit risk among investors with different risk profiles facilitates a more efficient use of capital, and banks acquire an additional source of funds which allows them to extend more credit. Events to which we had previously assigned zero probability push us into what the ancient Greeks referred to as aporia: intense bafflement urgently demanding a new model of the world we live in.

Informative, and often delightful, insights are to be found on every page. I think of crisis books as falling broadly into three groups: journalistic blow-by-blow accounts what Mr.

This mini-M. Back inJohn Kenneth Galbraith described how capitalism had shifted from a market society to a hierarchical system owned by a cartel of corporations: the technostructure, as he called it.

Financial regulations failed to take systemic risk into account, regulators were not properly informed of that risk, and potentially-systemic institutions were not given special treatment. Mechanical risk assessment models that only work within very strict parameters were routinely misused.

Focusing on four central banks including the US Federal Reserve System, the Bank of England, the Bank of Japan and the People's Bank of China, it illustrates the similarities between the banks prior to the crisis, and their similar policy responses in the wake of the crisis.

It also created the Financial Stability Oversight Council, which is tasked with the responsibility of identifying threats that could destabilize the financial system.

For example, derivatives markets provide economic agents with opportunities for risk coverage and signposts that condense the scattered information floating around the market, and this role can be maintained with trading in organized markets, monitoring, and transparent information on counterparty risk.

Shareholders therefore agree to compensation contracts for executives that encourage risk-taking, with a remuneration package that is unaffected when share prices drop but shoots up when they rise.

As a result, banking is now more vulnerable to the vicissitudes and volatility of the market, herd-behaviour phenomena, and asset price boom-bust cycles. Brunnermeier, M. Excessive Mortgage Debt Poor assessment of ability to repay and inadequate down payments doomed many mortgages.

Fahlenbrach, R. Central Bank Regulation and The Financial Crisis: A Comparative Analysis explores the legal challenges within central bank regulation presented by the global financial crisis.Jul 15,  · Several books illuminate the causes of the financial crisis and its aftermath, according to an economist who was involved in the Treasury’s response to the events.

Aug 24,  · Financial deregulation: will the US really go back to a pre-crisis free-for-all? Howard Davies A Federal Reserve official has spoken out against the Trump administration’s reform plans. of Financial Regulation Financial regulation has entered into a new era, as many foundational economic theories and policies supporting the existing infrastructure have been questioned following the financial crisis.

This book offers a timely exploration of financial regulation in the aftermath of the crisis in order to map out the future.Aug 12,  · Pdf and finance books Crashed: How a Decade of Financial Crises Changed the World – review Ten years after the financial crash comes a .Regulatory Reform since the Financial Crisis.

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Tarullo. they are central to good financial regulation, precisely because they are available to absorb all kinds of potential losses, unanticipated as well as anticipated. Finance and financial intermediation are not ends in themselves, but means for pursuing savings.The Course of the Crisis ebook Regulation.

In the current financial crisis, the contagion spread and was exacerbated via market channels. The globalization of the financial markets can lead to greater diversification, but it also increases the likelihood of domino-effect contagion between entities and contagion due to information difficulties.