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Banking Supervision

Alessandro Gambini (), Salim M. Darbar and Marco Arnone ()

No 07/82, IMF Working Papers from International Monetary Fund

Abstract: This paper examines the relationship between the quality of banking supervision and governance of the supervisory agency, based on assessments of the Basel Core Principles and the IMF Code on Transparency in Financial Policies, covering 116 and 53 countries, respectively, with 51 common to both. We find a positive correlation between the transparency of the supervisor and the effectiveness of banking supervision; moreover, better accountability and integrity practices of the banking supervisors are associated with higher independence, which in turn is associated with better compliance with the Basel Core Principles. These results are largely robust to different stages of financial development.

Keywords: Bank supervision; Governance; Basel Core Principles; banking supervision, banking, banking supervisors, banking sector, bank supervisors, payment systems, banking business, transparency requirements, deposit insurance, bank regulation, consolidated supervision, prudential supervision, supervisory agencies, licensing process, money laundering, banking supervisor, supervisory authorities, bank independence, supervisory agency, bank for international settlements, securities regulation, debt restructuring, bank licenses, financial sector supervisors, market participants, financial regulation, central banking, bank corruption, banking system, monetary policies, information exchange, financial system integrity, supervisory environment, licensing authority, assessment missions, enforcement powers, bank policy, bank group (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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Date: 2007-04-01
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