Transparency of Banking Supervisors

37 Pages Posted: 31 Oct 2011

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Franka R. Liedorp

De Nederlandsche Bank

Robert H. J. Mosch

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam; De Nederlandsche Bank

Carin van der Cruijsen

De Nederlandsche Bank

Jakob de Haan

University of Groningen - Faculty of Economics and Business; De Nederlandsche Bank; CESifo (Center for Economic Studies and Ifo Institute)

Date Written: May 1, 2011

Abstract

Following Eijffinger and Geraats (2006), we construct an index of transparency of banking supervisors that takes political, economic, procedural, policy and operational transparency into account. Based on a survey, we construct the index for 24 banking supervisors. There are large differences among transparency of supervisors. The average total score is 9.2 points (out of 15), whereas the minimum is 6.25 points and the maximum 12.75 points. The average of economic transparency is the highest, while the average score for policy transparency is the lowest. Our analysis suggests that it is very hard to identify factors that can explain these differences.

Keywords: transparency, banking supervision

JEL Classification: G28

Suggested Citation

Liedorp, Franka R. and Mosch, Robert H. J. and van der Cruijsen, Carin and de Haan, Jakob, Transparency of Banking Supervisors (May 1, 2011). De Nederlandsche Bank Working Paper No. 297. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1951841 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1951841

Franka R. Liedorp (Contact Author)

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Robert H. J. Mosch

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam ( email )

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Carin van der Cruijsen

De Nederlandsche Bank ( email )

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Jakob de Haan

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