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The Fear of Freedom
			: Politicians and the Independence and Accountability of Financial Sector Supervisors

The Fear of Freedom : Politicians and the Independence and Accountability of Financial Sector Supervisors »

Volume/Issue: 2007/25

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Michael Taylor , Marc Quintyn , and Silvia Ramirez

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 February 2007

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451865899.001

ISBN: 9781451865899

Keywords: financial regulation, agency independence, public administration accountability, banking, banking supervision, supervisory agency, central banking, Financial Institutions and Services: Government Policy and Regulation, Public Economics: Miscellaneous Issues: Other, Economics of Regulation,

Compared with the case of central bank independence, independence for financial sector supervisors remains more controversial. This paper analyzes changes in independence and accountability arrangements in a set of...

Price Volatility and Financial Instability

Price Volatility and Financial Instability »

Volume/Issue: 2001/60

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Gene Leon , and Rupert Worrell

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 May 2001

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451848052.001

ISBN: 9781451848052

Keywords: volatility, financial instability, GARCH models, exchange rate, stock market, stock prices, stock price, Financial Markets and the Macroeconomy, Financial Institutions and Services: Government Policy and Regulation,

Statistical measures of the volatility of exchange rates, interest rates, and stock prices are estimated for a number of countries. Periods of high volatility are identified and compared with periods of financial d...

6 Insurance in the Development of Financial Services Policy Implications and Issues for a Research Program

6 Insurance in the Development of Financial Services Policy Implications and Issues for a Research Program »

Source: Financial Risks, Stability, and Globalization

Series: Seminar Volumes

Author(s): Omotunde Johnson

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 29 April 2002

ISBN: 9781589060128

Keywords: Financial stability, Risk premium, banking, financial system, financial sector, regulation, financial institutions

A Field of Opportunities and Contradictions Insurance is a field offering extraordinary commercial, cultural, and intellectual opportunities, but the terrain is also mined with contr...

14 International Capital Mobility and Domestic Financial System Stability: Survey of Issues

14 International Capital Mobility and Domestic Financial System Stability: Survey of Issues »

Source: Financial Risks, Stability, and Globalization

Series: Seminar Volumes

Author(s): Omotunde Johnson

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 29 April 2002

ISBN: 9781589060128

Keywords: Financial stability, Risk premium, banking, financial system, financial sector, regulation, financial institutions

A number of developments in recent years have put the concept of financial system stability at the top of the agenda of economic policymakers. There is no clear-cut definition of what constitutes financial i...

15 International Cooperation for Financial System Stability

15 International Cooperation for Financial System Stability »

Source: Financial Risks, Stability, and Globalization

Series: Seminar Volumes

Author(s): Omotunde Johnson

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 29 April 2002

ISBN: 9781589060128

Keywords: Financial stability, Risk premium, banking, financial system, financial sector, regulation, financial institutions

The economic crises in the 1990s have galvanized international support for strengthening the international financial system. This task includes developing financial sector risk assessments and policies to le...

Measures to Limit the offshore Use of Currencies

Measures to Limit the offshore Use of Currencies »

Source: Measures to Limit the offshore Use of Currencies : Pros and Cons

Volume/Issue: 2001/43

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 April 2001

ISBN: 9781451846324

Keywords: Offshore currency trading, offshore markets, speculative attacks, exchange controls, capital controls, currency internationalization, foreign exchange, exchange rate, financial institutions, hedging

Several Asian emerging market economies have recently adopted measures to limit the offshore trading of their currencies. This paper provides a general overview of such measures and evaluates the experiences of sel...

3 On Internal Ratings, Models, and the Basel Accord Issues for Financial Institutions and Regulators in Measuring and Managing Credit Risk

3 On Internal Ratings, Models, and the Basel Accord Issues for Financial Institutions and Regulators in Measuring and Managing Credit Risk »

Source: Financial Risks, Stability, and Globalization

Series: Seminar Volumes

Author(s): Omotunde Johnson

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 29 April 2002

ISBN: 9781589060128

Keywords: Financial stability, Risk premium, banking, financial system, financial sector, regulation, financial institutions

In publishing its first consultative paper, A New Capital Adequacy Framework, in 1999, the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision has brought unprecedented focus to issues relating...

16 On International Cooperation and Standards and Codes

16 On International Cooperation and Standards and Codes »

Source: Financial Risks, Stability, and Globalization

Series: Seminar Volumes

Author(s): Omotunde Johnson

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 29 April 2002

ISBN: 9781589060128

Keywords: Financial stability, Risk premium, banking, financial system, financial sector, regulation, financial institutions

It is indeed a great privilege and a real pleasure to address this conference and contribute to this panel. Yesterday afternoon the last session ended with a number of questions related to standards and code...

7 On the Welfare Costs of Systemic Risk, Financial Instability, and Financial Crises

7 On the Welfare Costs of Systemic Risk, Financial Instability, and Financial Crises »

Source: Financial Risks, Stability, and Globalization

Series: Seminar Volumes

Author(s): Omotunde Johnson

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 29 April 2002

ISBN: 9781589060128

Keywords: Financial stability, Risk premium, banking, financial system, financial sector, regulation, financial institutions

In 1986, when the mammoth nuclear reactor at Chernobyl in the Ukraine broke down, the damage was immeasurable. Initially, some 30 people were killed; more than 200 people were serio...

2 Opening Remarks: The IMF and the Financial Sector

2 Opening Remarks: The IMF and the Financial Sector »

Source: Financial Risks, Stability, and Globalization

Series: Seminar Volumes

Author(s): Omotunde Johnson

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 29 April 2002

ISBN: 9781589060128

Keywords: Financial stability, Risk premium, banking, financial system, financial sector, regulation, financial institutions

Probably the most useful way in which I can contribute to this conference is to put the seminar in some perspective. I will start by describing the changing role of the IMF in the f...