• Capital inadequacies: The dismal failure of the Basel regime of bank capital regulation

      Dowd, Kevin; Hutchinson, Martin; Hinchliffe, Jimi; Ashby, Simon (2011)
      The Basel regime is an international system of capital adequacy regulation designed to strengthen banks’ financial health and the safety and soundness of the financial system as a whole. It originated with the 1988 Basel Accord, now known as Basel I, and was then overhauled. Basel II had still not been implemented in the United States when the financial crisis struck, and in the wake of the banking system collapse, regulators rushed out Basel III.