Reforming financial supervision and the role of central banks: a review of global trends, causes and effects (1998-2008)

CEPR Policy Insight No 30

Donato Masciandaro, Marc G. Quintyn

Over the last ten years the financial supervision architecture and the role of the central bank in supervision therein has undergone radical transformation. A new CEPR Policy Insight addresses three questions. Which are the main features of the supervisory architecture reshaping? What explains the increasing diversity of the institutional settings? What are so far the effects of the changing face of banking and financial supervisory regimes on the quality of regulation and supervision?