Bank Governance, Regulation, and Risk Taking

@article{Laeven2008BankGR,
  title={Bank Governance, Regulation, and Risk Taking},
  author={L. Laeven and R. Levine},
  journal={IO: Regulation},
  year={2008}
}
  • L. Laeven, R. Levine
  • Published 2008
  • Business
  • IO: Regulation
  • This paper conducts the first empirical assessment of theories concerning risk taking by banks, their ownership structures, and national bank regulations. We focus on conflicts between bank managers and owners over risk, and we show that bank risk taking varies positively with the comparative power of shareholders within the corporate governance structure of each bank. Moreover, we show that the relation between bank risk and capital regulations, deposit insurance policies, and restrictions on… CONTINUE READING
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