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Quality of Financial Sector Regulation and Supervision Around the World, Martin Cihak, Alexander Tieman

The paper analyzes the quality of financial sector regulation and supervision around the globe. Unlike studies that collect and analyze data on regulation and supervision "on the books," this study also analyzes available information on supervisory implementation, making use of data from IMF-World Bank assessments of compliance with international standards and codes. Incorporating supervisory implementation into the study provides an improved means of assessing countries' regulatory systems. We find that countries' regulatory frameworks score on average one notch below full compliance with the standards (on a 4-notch scale). There are substantial differences in the quality of regulatory and supervisory frameworks across countries, with the income level being a major factor
Table Of Contents
Contents; I. Introduction; II. Data and Methodology; III. An Introductory Analysis of the Quality of Supervision; A. Overall Findings; Figures; 1. Overall Compliance with Standards and Codes; B. Differences by Income Level and Geographic Region; 2. Overall Compliance by Income Level; 3. Overall Compliance by Geographic Region; C. Main Strengths and Areas for Improvement; IV. Regression Analysis; V. Analysis of Other FSAP Recommendations; Box; 1. Cross-Border Issues in FSAPs for EU Countries: A Survey; VI. Conclusions; 4. Coverage of BCP, IAIS, and IOSCO Assessments, as of December 31, 2007
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non fiction
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1 online resource (47 p.)
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