Key Charts - Bank Regulation
Many Countries Tightened Capital Requirements in Response to the Financial Crisis
Most countries tightened capital requirements rather than reduced them between 1999 and 2011. As the global financial crisis occurred towards the end of that period, it resulted in heightened caution and many coordinated global policy responses.
Note: I and IV refer to the World Bank Bank Regulation and Supervision Surveys I (1999) and Surveys IV (2011). IV-I refers to an increase in the value of the index from 1999-2011.
Source: James R. Barth, Gerard Caprio Jr., and Ross Levine, Measure It, Improve It: Bank Regulation and Supervision in 180 Countries 1999-2011, Milken Institute, April 2013, p. 39, Figure 9.