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By Lucia Quaglia

ISBN-10: 0203932803

ISBN-13: 9780203932803

ISBN-10: 0415427517

ISBN-13: 9780415427517

This ebook fills a spot in educational literature at the politics and public coverage facets of valuable banking in Europe, via carrying out a theoretically-informed and empirically-grounded research of crucial banking governance earlier than and after the institution of the industrial and fiscal Union (EMU). the most framework for research is a ‘multi-level institutionalist approach’, articulated on 3 interconnected degrees: the ‘systemic-level’, which encompasses the eu, transnational and foreign arenas; the ‘national-level’, which considers the configuration of the family socio-economic and political surroundings during which each one important financial institution operates; and the ‘micro-institutional level’, which offers with the categorical positive aspects of every important financial institution. Methodologically, the examine engages in a structure-focused comparability, utilizing qualitative equipment. with a view to accomplish that, it conceptually develops and empirically applies the idea of ‘mode’ of principal banking governance, operationalised via 4 major parts: the criminal framework crucial financial institution ‘autonomy’ (or de facto independence) from the political gurus principal financial institution ‘policy skill’ in 3 coverage components which are the most important for important banking governance, specifically financial and alternate price rules, monetary legislation and supervision relevant financial institution legitimacy. Empirically, this monograph specializes in the financial institution of britain, the Bundesbank, the Banca d'Italia and the ECB over the interval 1979 to offer, with specific realization paid to the decade. it truly is grounded in in-depth and large basic examine, enriched through interviews with policy-makers. relevant Banking Governance within the eu Union may be of curiosity to scholars and researchers of Politics, Economics and Political economic system.

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The Bank has also been keen to point out that the conditions of the manufacturing sector, as well as other economic sectors, are continually taken into account when formulating monetary policy. Partly as a result of this, but also reflecting the positive economic climate in Britain from the late 1990s onwards, companies within the manufacturing sector have refrained from openly criticizing the central bank. The Bank of England 31 The relations between the Bank of England and the trade unions have been indirect and lukewarm, although they have improved since the late 1990s – for example, Governor George addressed the Trades Union Congress in September 1998 – mirroring those with the manufacturing sector as a result of the positive economic environment.

The 1979 Banking Act contained two main provisions, namely, that banks taking deposits had to be either recognized or licensed (hence, establishing a two-tier licensing system), and that both recognized and licensed banks had to contribute to a deposit protection fund (Coleman 1996: 187). The Bank of England was appointed as the sole superior of the banking system and given broad legal power to administer the law, though under certain circumstances banks could appeal to a tribunal established by the Treasury.

The second aspect of economic independence refers to financial independence, that is, the economic resources available to the central bank, which form a core component of its tangible assets but also affect its intangible assets, such as the calibre of its personnel and the expertise at its disposal. Although the Bank of England’s budget does not need to be approved by the government, the latter can, in its capacity as shareholder, question the spending and financing of the Bank of England. Yet precisely because it is a shareholder, the Treasury has an interest in the profitability of the Bank (interview, London, November 2005).

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