Bank governance and regulation

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Recent financial regulatory reforms target banks’ risk-taking behaviours without considering their ownership and governance. This chapter argues that bank governance influences how regulations alter bank’s incentives. Banks with more powerful owners tend to take more risks, and greater capital requirements actually increase risk-taking in banks with powerful shareholders. Bank regulation should condition on bank governance.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Future of Banking
EditorsT.H.L. Beck
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherCentre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR)
Number of pages103
ISBN (Print)9781907142468
Publication statusPublished - 2011


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