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Banking crisis yet again and how to fix it

Micossi, Stefano, (2016), “Banking crisis yet again and how to fix it”, Ceps Commentary, 15 February

Almost out of the blue, a combination of diverse factors has elicited a run on bank stocks and junior and senior debt, raising the spectre of a renewed systemic bank crisis within the European Union. The policy response cannot come from the European Central Bank but, instead, must consist of regulatory responses capable of dispelling the uncertainty over future prudential capital requirements whilst also temporarily suspending the rules on state aid cum bail-in that had ignited the crisis.

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