“One size does not fit all” – institutional determinants of financial safety net effectiveness

Aleksandra Masłowska-Jokinen , Anna Matysek-Jędrych


The main objective of the study is to identify both similarities and difierences among seemingly homogenous countries (OECD) in respect to their safety net design and a supervisory role played by central banks. This goal is achieved using an extensive data set, describing financial supervisory institutions between 2000-2013, hence including recent modifications in response to global financial crisis. The data show the existence of similar supervisory standards in both crisis- and non-crisis coun- tries. Whether it is a presence of a single supervisory authority, allocation of macroprudential responsibilities in a country, or implementing capital adequacy requirements, while working well in certain countries, did not make others immune to a crisis. At the same time, data show that non-crisis countries implemented stricter rules than those in crisis-countries, and that this process started way before the burst of the Global Financial Crisis. Often, these more rigorous rules were observed in countries with past crisis experience, indicating an importance of learning mechanism. With empirical analysis, we prove that certain basic safety net elements (obligatory reserve requirements or suflicient coverage of deposit insurance scheme), as well as high level of central bank financial transparency are negatively correlated with the speed of credit growth. Based on our results and discussion on previous empirical analyses we give recommendations for institutions involved in the financial safety net.
Author Aleksandra Masłowska-Jokinen - Turku School of Economics, University of Turku, Finland
Aleksandra Masłowska-Jokinen,,
, Anna Matysek-Jędrych (WGM / KKM)
Anna Matysek-Jędrych,,
- Department of International Competitiveness
Journal seriesWorking Papers - National Bank of Poland, ISSN 2084-624X, (0 pkt)
Issue year2016
Publication size in sheets6
Keywords in Englishcentral bank, financial regulation, financial supervision, monetary policy, financial crisis, macroprudential policy, safety net
URL http://www.nbp.pl/publikacje/materialy_i_studia/240_en.pdf
Languageen angielski
Score (nominal)0
ScoreMinisterial score = 0.0, 10-11-2019, ArticleFromJournal
Ministerial score (2013-2016) = 0.0, 10-11-2019, ArticleFromJournal
Citation count*2 (2021-01-20)
Share Share

Get link to the record

* presented citation count is obtained through Internet information analysis and it is close to the number calculated by the Publish or Perish system.
Are you sure?