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Bank regulation and resolution of banking crises


The recent banking crisis has motivated heightened discussion of the merits of bank regulations used to minimise the risk of bank distress and intervention tools to mitigate its effects.

In this module you will study technical aspects of bank regulation, supervision and intervention to resolve crises.

Topics covered

  • Unit 1: Elements and Objectives of Bank Regulation
  • Unit 2: International Rules for Prudential Regulation
  • Unit 3: Financial Stability, Bank Structure and Shadow Banking
  • Unit 4 Supervising the Banks and Foreseeing Problems Contents
  • Unit 5: Lender of Last Resort – Before and After the 2008 Crisis Contents
  • Unit 6: Dealing with Bank Failure: 'Too Big to Fail' and New Resolution Regimes Contents
  • Unit 7: The Institutional Structure of Financial Regulation Contents
  • Unit 8: Issues in International Supervision and Regulation Contents


  • Two assignments (30%)
  • One three-hour examination in September/October (70%).