Cooperation in International Banking Supervision
57 Pages Posted: 19 May 2004
Date Written: March 2004
This paper analyzes cooperation between sovereign national authorities in the supervision and regulation of a multinational bank. We take a political economy approach to regulation and assume that supervisors maximize the welfare of their own country. The communication between the supervisors is modeled as a 'cheap talk' game. We show that: (1) unless the interests of the countries are perfectly aligned, Þrst best closure regulation cannot be implemented; (2) the more aligned the interests are, the higher is welfare; (3) the bank can allocate its investments strategically across countries to escape closure.
Keywords: multinational banks, closure, cheap talk
JEL Classification: G21, G28, F36, L51
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