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Assessing the Cost of Financial Regulation, Douglas Elliott, Andre Santos

This study assesses the overall impact on credit of the financial regulatory reforms in Europe, Japan, and the United States. Long-term cost estimates are provided for Basel III capital and liquidity requirements, derivatives reforms, and higher taxes and fees. Overall, average lending rates in the base case would rise by 18 bps in Europe, 8 bps in Japan, and 28 bps in the United States. These results are similar to the official BIS assessments of Basel III and an OECD analysis, but lower as a result of including expense cuts and reductions in the returns required by investors. As a result, they are markedly lower than those of the IIF
Table Of Contents
Cover; Contents; Executive Summary; Introduction; I. Literature Review; II. Qualitative Assessments of the Cost Impact of Regulatory Changes; Tables; 1. Basel III Impact on Credit and GDP Growth; 2. Major Regulatory Initiatives; 3. Impact of Major Regulatory Initiatives on U.S. Financial Institutions; III. Quantitative Analysis of Stand-Alone Reforms; A. Choice of Baseline Scenario; B. Translating Cost Changes to Credit Impacts; C. Estimating Changes to Lending rates; D. Capital Requirements; 4. Pro-forma Basel III Common Equity Tier 1 Capital Ratios by Region, End-2010; Figures
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non fiction
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1 online resource (83 p.)
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