Understanding Financial Stability Vol: 1

Indranarain Ramlall
University of Mauritius, Mauritius

Product Details
14 Dec 2018
Emerald Publishing Limited
168 pages - 152 x 229mm
The Theory and Practice of Financial Stability
Since the outbreak of the US subprime crisis in 2007, financial stability has become a pressing item in the agenda of governments and policy-makers worldwide. However, to date, there are no books that provide a comprehensive analysis of financial stability in all of its dimensions. 

Understanding Financial Stability undertakes an in-depth analysis of all the concepts and issues related to financial stability. It establishes a general framework for a holistic assessment of financial stability, provides a comprehensive analysis pertaining to the genesis of financial crises, and offers key terms and elements embodied in financial stability. Posing the question of whether financial stability should rely only on resilience or predictability issues when it comes to handling crises, the book provides: 

• Extensive coverage of all key issues involved in the field of financial stability. 
• A consideration of the political economy. 
• A complete and in-depth assessment of crises in the world based on full historical coverage; including a definition of crises, various theories of crises, costs related to crises, types of crises and policy responses to crises. 

This book will prove valuable to central bankers, economists, and policy-makers who are involved in the field of financial stability, as well as researchers studying the field.
Chapter 1. Finance, Incentive Structures and the Financial System 
Chapter 2. Concept of Financial Stability Demystified 
Chapter 3. Financial Stability Reports 
Chapter 4. Country Experiences with Respect to Financial Stability Risks 
Chapter 5. FinTech and the Financial Stability Board 
Chapter 6. Financial Crises
INDRANARAIN RAMLALL, PHD, is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Mauritius in the department of Economics and Statistics. He previously served as a Credit Corporate Officer at the State Bank of India, Mauritius, and then a Fund Manager at Anglo-Mauritius Financial Services Limited. Dr Indranarain Ramlall also worked within the Financial Markets Division and the Financial Stability Unit at the Central Bank of Mauritius. At this time, he also served as a member of the Joint Working Group Committee on Debt Management and the Sub-Committee on Treasury Bill Allocation. His research interests include financial stability, central banking, risk management, economics and finance in Mauritius, investment analysis, quantitative techniques and econometric modelling, and the economics of climate change and green finance. Dr I. Ramlall is also an accomplished pioneer in the field of global central bank ratings.
‘Indranarain Ramlall's proposal is a great attempt at giving a comprehensive view of financial stability from a theoretical, practical and policy perspective. It aims at providing future students with the tools to understand the framework in which financial stability is assessed and understood today by international organisations and central banks across the world. To my knowledge, this is the only book that covers such a wide range of topics related to financial stability. It, therefore, has the potential to become a good reference book on the topic. I believe that Indranarain Ramlall has made a great proposal to provide a “big picture view” on financial stability. I look forward to reading the textbook!’ - Celine Tcheng, Central Bank of France

‘Financial stability has become a major concern for central banks, after the 2008 global financial crisis. More and more research is tackling topics regarding the role of the financial system in macroeconomic models and the implementation of macroprudential policy. Therefore, a comprehensive overlook of financial stability issues, such as the one offered by The Theory and Practice of Financial Stability can prove particularly useful for experts working in the financial system, central bankers included. The textbook covers a diverse set of topics from policy matters to risk assessment analysis.’ - Elena Banu, Central Bank of Romania

‘This book is a comprehensive work on one of the most actual topics in the aftermath of the Great Recession. It covers a wide range of topics on financial stability complementing theoretical frameworks with practical examples.

Starting with a conceptual description on financial stability, the book overviews a history of the major financial crises and Basel regulation rules. Particularly useful is an inquiry of the financial stability perspectives across different asset classes and economy sectors. Another beneficial feature of this book is a complete oversight of stress testing methodologies.

The book is a thorough compilation of topics on financial stability and definitely deserves a place on the bookshelves of central bankers, government and private institutions’ officials.’ - Vaidotas Sumskis, Bank of Lithuania

‘Dr Indranarain's book is an actual textbook for interpreting interrelations between all aspects and sectors of the international economy and will surely be a highly useful tool for credit institutions, investors, practitioners as well as academics. From a Central Bank's point of view this book provides an integrated approach to macroeconomic environment and the interactions between the various factors and an actual tool for assessing and measuring leading circumstances and indicators that affect financial stability and may

cause vulnerabilities.’ - Vasiliki Vlachostergiou, Central Bank of Greece

‘This is a monumental work! I didn't find anything missing. I think it will be useful for students, economic and finance professionals and policymakers.’ - Christophe Andre, OECD

‘Financial stability was always a priority for financial sector regulators and it has surpassed other objectives since the global financial crisis. Given various complexities associated with the financial stability and rapid developments over time, existing literature tends to deal with specific aspects of financial stability. It is very difficult to get a comprehensive book dealing with the wide range of concepts, different segments of financial sector, ever increasing variety of financial instruments and regulations associated with financial stability. The current book is a very good attempt to fill this gap through its comprehensive coverage of almost the entire gamut of financial stability related topics. This book should be

useful for financial sector regulators, related ministries in the governments, researchers, multilateral institutions, other financial sector stakeholders and general public who are interested to know the complexities of the financial sector and financial stability.’ - Ajay Prakash-an, Financial Stability Expert

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