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Basel Core Principles and Bank Soundness: Does Compliance Matter?


Asli Demirgüç-Kunt


World Bank - Financial and Private Sector Development; World Bank

Enrica Detragiache


International Monetary Fund (IMF) - European Department

November 1, 2009

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 5129

Abstract:     
This paper studies whether compliance with the Basel Core Principles for effective banking supervision is associated with bank soundness. Using data for more than 3,000 banks in 86 countries, the authors find that neither the overall index of compliance with the Basel Core Principles nor the individual components of the index are robustly associated with bank risk measured by Z-scores. The results of the analysis cast doubt on the usefulness of the Basel Core Principles in ensuring bank soundness.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 32

Keywords: Banks & Banking Reform, Public Sector Corruption & Anticorruption Measures, Financial Intermediation, Debt Markets, Hazard Risk Management

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Date posted: November 24, 2009  

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Demirgüç-Kunt, Asli and Detragiache, Enrica, Basel Core Principles and Bank Soundness: Does Compliance Matter? (November 1, 2009). World Bank Policy Research Working Paper Series, Vol. , pp. -, 2009. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1509196

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Asli Demirgüç-Kunt (Contact Author)
World Bank - Financial and Private Sector Development ( email )
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Enrica Detragiache
International Monetary Fund (IMF) - European Department ( email )
700 19th Street NW
Washington, DC 20431
United States
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