An Institutional Architecture for Meta-Risk Regulation in Irish Banking: Lessons from Anglo Irish Bank’s Minsky Moment
University of Limerick- Kemmy Business School
University of Limerick
July 18, 2011
Journal of Banking Regulation, Forthcoming
The paper maps the risk management failures within Anglo Irish Bank, showing that, when banks are systemic in nature, poor internal corporate governance within a Minsky credit cycle can lead to destabilising macroeconomic conditions, which may prolong the effects of a credit-induced downturn. The paper highlights a failure of management at Anglo Irish Bank to establish and measure firm-level risks and develop appropriate internal controls to support a culture of prudent credit management. We propose the adoption of a novel supervisory architecture based on the meta-risk regulatory philosophy, which is designed to strengthen risk management practices at banks.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 18
Keywords: Corporate Governance, Regulation, Banking Crises, Meta-risk regulation, Ireland
JEL Classification: G18, E12, G38Accepted Paper Series
Date posted: July 19, 2011
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