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How Does Supervision Affect Banks?

Beverly Hirtle, Anna Kovner and Matthew Plosser ()

No 20160413, Liberty Street Economics from Federal Reserve Bank of New York

Abstract: Supervisors monitor banks to assess the banks? compliance with rules and regulations but also to ensure that they engage in safe and sound practices (see our earlier post What Do Banking Supervisors Do?). Much of the work that bank supervisors do is behind the scenes and therefore difficult for outsiders to measure. In particular, it is difficult to know what impact, if any, supervisors have on the behavior of banks. In this post, we describe a new Staff Report in which we attempt to measure the impact that supervision has on bank performance. Does more attention by supervisors lead to lower risk at banks and, if so, at what cost to profitability or growth?

Keywords: bank performance; bank supervision; bank regulation (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: G2 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2016-04-13
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