Bailing Out the Banks: Reconciling Stability and Competition

Thirsten Beck, Diane Coyle, Mathias Dewatripont, Xavier Freixas, Paul Seabright

Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned report

Abstract

This report, commissioned by DG Competition, examines policy responses to the banking crisis from the perspectives of competition policy and financial regulation. It considers the two contrasting views about competition in banking - that it enhances stability, or reduces stability. The authors reject the notion that the crisis should have led to a suspension of competition policy, although the competition assessment in banking will differ in important respects from other sectors.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherCentre for Economic Policy Research
Number of pages92
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2010

Keywords

  • Banking, competition

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