Tag: global bank regulation

size, subsidiarization and stability

Once again very senior figures are proposing that the scale and structure of very large financial institutions be reconsidered. Nearly every major regulatory leader has raised the question, as have many economists across the political spectrum and in both the…

what’s going on at Basel

Here is Planet Money (including our Duke Law alumna, Barbara Matthews) on what’s going on at Basel. This is more important than most realize because the rules being developed internationally will apply to US banks, and they are about the…

not so fast

Yesterday I noted that the Basel Committee and the Financial Stability Board had issued reports challenging the complaints of bankers that stricter bank capital and liquidity rules and demonstrating the the proposed rules would make for healthier economic growth. I…

it’s about time

Many banking leaders have been whining incessantly about how proposed new capital and liquidity requirements will adversely impact GDP and reduce credit. This is an old canard raised by almost every industry when facing new regulation. The logic is about…

wolves, limericks, and financial reform

Readers may have noticed today’s WSJ article on a set of studies suggesting that the relationship between capital levels and the costs of loans is less significant than the banking industry contends.   (Naturally, the Journal provides no links.  I’m assuming…