Britain & Finance

Publication date: 5 Nov 2014 | Publication type: National Institute Economic Review | Theme: Britain & Finance | Authors: Armstrong, A, Davis, P | Journal: National Institute Economic Review No. 230
Abstract: The house price and lending boom of the 2000s is widely considered to be the main cause of the financial crisis that began in 2007. However, looking to the past, we find a similar boom in the late 1980s which did not lead directly to a global systemic banking crisis – there were...
Publication date: 18 Sep 2014 | Publication type: Report | Theme: Britain & Finance | Authors: Armstrong, A, Ebell, M
In the wake of the financial crisis, financial regulators have developed new tools. Among these tools are countercyclical capital buffers, which aim to decrease the procyclicality of bank lending. The idea is that capital buffers should rise in good times, to build up high levels of equity capital...
Publication date: 1 Sep 2014 | Publication type: NIESR Discussion Paper | Theme: Britain & Finance | Authors: Armstrong, A
Using a panel of the largest 800 banks from 31 OECD countries between 1998-2012 we investigate whether the diversity of financial institutions affects their valuations. That is whether banks with more diversified operations trade at a premium (reduce risk) or discount (are too complex). We look at...
Publication date: 17 Sep 2014 | Publication type: Conference and seminar output | Theme: Britain & Finance
  Links to working papers -----------------​ “Housing finance and monetary policy” by Roman Sustek (QMUL) “When is a housing market overheated enough to threaten stability?” by John Muellbauer (Oxford University) “Market structure of housing finance and the US housing bubble” by Susan Wachter (...
| Theme: Britain & Finance
The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) has commissioned a report from NIESR which aims to develop the British Business Bank’s (BBB) understanding of the SME securitisation market in order to inform policy.
Publication date: 16 Jul 2014 | Publication type: Report | Theme: Trade, Investment & Productivity, Britain & Finance | Authors: Forth, J, Stokes, L | External authors: Grant, C, Sullivan, S | Report number: 881 | Report to: Department for Work and Pensions
  This report presents findings from the 2013 Employers' Pension Provision Survey (EPP 2013). EPP 2013 was commissioned by the Department for Work and Pensions and undertaken by TNS-BMRB Social Research and the National Institute of Economic and Social Research. The 2013 survey was the latest in a...
Publication date: 6 Jan 2014 | Publication type: NIESR Discussion Paper | Theme: Britain & Finance | Authors: Davis, P | NIESR discussion paper number: 421
Using a dataset for the EU-27 covering 1998-2012, this is one of the first studies of banking competition and risk to look at the dynamics of the relation between these variables, to take account of a full 6 year period since the onset of the crisis in 2007, as well as a comparable period before it...

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