Special Issue "Financial Risks and Regulation"

A special issue of Risks (ISSN 2227-9091).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 June 2019

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Prof. Ajay Subramanian

Department of Risk Management & Insurance,Robinson College of Business, Georgia State University, USA
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Interests: Financial Economics; Insurance Economics; Mathematical Finance; Microeconomic Theory; Industrial Organization

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The regulation of financial risks is a topic of active debate among academics, industry practitioners, and policymakers. In the aftermath of the 2007–2009 Great Recession, there was a coordinated effort by regulatory bodies around the world to strengthen oversight and regulation of banks, as evidenced by the passage of the Dodd–Frank Act and the ratification of the Basel III accords. However, the current U.S. government is aggressively moving towards relaxing bank oversight and regulation, thereby suggesting that the debate on regulation remains unresolved. The world is also witnessing climatic events of increasing severity stemming from climate change in recent years, and this is leading to large and catastrophic losses of lives and property. Only a portion of these catastrophic losses are insured, but even limited exposure to losses could lead (and has led) insurers to face insolvency. Consequently, the regulation of insurers is also an issue of very high importance, as evidenced by the ratification of the Solvency II regulation for insurers along with the Basel III accords. For this Special Issue of Risks, we invite theoretical and empirical contributions that pertain to financial regulation in the broadest sense. Topics of interest include (but are not limited to) bank capital regulation, systemic risk, insurance regulation, securitization, the impact of financial technology (“Fintech”) on regulation, etc.

Prof. Ajay Subramanian
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • Bank capital regulation
  • Insurance regulation
  • Systemic risk
  • Catastrophe risk
  • Securitization
  • Impact of Fintech on regulation
  • Risk measures

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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