The Resource The politics of Central Bank reform : postfinancial crisis institutional reform in the USA and UK, Harpal Singh Hungin

The politics of Central Bank reform : postfinancial crisis institutional reform in the USA and UK, Harpal Singh Hungin

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The politics of Central Bank reform : postfinancial crisis institutional reform in the USA and UK
Title
The politics of Central Bank reform
Title remainder
postfinancial crisis institutional reform in the USA and UK
Statement of responsibility
Harpal Singh Hungin
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The prudential role of central banks has been greatly strengthened since the 2008 financial crisis. Yet domestic institutional dynamics have produced significant divergence in institutional reform. This thesis examines central bank institutional reforms in the United States (US) and United Kingdom (UK). These cases were selected due to variation in the institutional outcomes. The thesis controls for a variety of potential sources of institutional variation, such as the size of the financial sector, the impact of the crisis, changes of government, and central bank independence. Five propositions are suggested to explain how the institutional reforms are facilitated: by institutional constraints; by bureaucratic politics; thorough the self‐interest of politicians concerned with electoral reward; in response to lobbying by the financial industry lobby; or in response to proposals from an epistemic community of regulatory experts. The case studies find that the number of political institutional constraints and the structure of bureaucratic power produce distinct modes of institutional change and explain the variation in institutional outcomes. The framework is applied to a comparative analysis of central bank reform in the US and UK. Prior to the 2008 US and 2010 UK general elections, the mains candidates and political parties attempted to deflect blame for the crisis by putting forward competing visions of institutional reform. This thesis argues that high veto possibilities and diffuse bureaucratic power in the US forced the Obama Administration to leave the existing architecture in largely place, while circumventing opposition by creating new institutional structures (institutional layering). In contrast, low veto possibilities in the UK facilitated institutional displacement; but by concentrating bureaucratic power, it also enabled the central bank to reshape reform in line with its own interests (institutional subversion). The findings provide new insights into the endogenous political and bureaucratic drivers of post‐crisis administrative reform
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FIE
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Hungin, Harpal Singh
Date time place
Defence date: 31 August 2020
Dissertation note
Thesis (Ph. D.)--European University Institute (SPS), 2020
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
theses
Series statement
  • EUI PhD theses
  • EUI theses
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  • Banks and banking, Central
  • Banks and banking, Central
  • Banks and banking, Central
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The politics of Central Bank reform : postfinancial crisis institutional reform in the USA and UK, Harpal Singh Hungin
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http://hdl.handle.net/1814/66055
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Publication
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Examining Board: Professor Pepper Culpepper, Supervisor, formerly EUI/University of Oxford; Professor Dorothee Bohle, EUI; Professor David Coen, University College London; Dr Manuela Moschella, Scuola Naormale Superiore
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 298 - 344)
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
30 cm.
Extent
xiv, 344 pages
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1176256778
Label
The politics of Central Bank reform : postfinancial crisis institutional reform in the USA and UK, Harpal Singh Hungin
Link
http://hdl.handle.net/1814/66055
Publication
Note
Examining Board: Professor Pepper Culpepper, Supervisor, formerly EUI/University of Oxford; Professor Dorothee Bohle, EUI; Professor David Coen, University College London; Dr Manuela Moschella, Scuola Naormale Superiore
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 298 - 344)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
30 cm.
Extent
xiv, 344 pages
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1176256778

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