Capital Regulation and Italian Banking System: Theory and Empirical Evidence
International Journal of Economics and Finance, Vol. 4, No. 2, pp. 31-43, 2012
13 Pages Posted: 13 Jan 2012
Date Written: February 1, 2012
This paper aims to investigate the role of capital for banking institutions and provide an empirical analysis on large Italian banks’ capital adequacy. The paper is organized as follows. The first section introduces to the issue of the paper. The second section explains why the capital is important in the economics of banking firm. The paper reviews the theoretical literature on bank capital regulation. Empirical results on large Italian banks are reported on the third section. The final section contains summary and concluding comments.
Keywords: bank capital, regulation, basel accord, capital adequacy, financial stability
JEL Classification: G01, G20, G21, G32
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