Ratings, Rating Agencies and the Global Financial System

Ratings, Rating Agencies and the Global Financial System

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Ratings, Rating Agencies and the Global Financial System brings together the research of economists at New York University and the University of Maryland, along with those from the private sector, government bodies, and other universities. The first section of the volume focuses on the historical origins of the credit rating business and its present day industrial organization structure. The second section presents several empirical studies crafted largely around individual firm-level or bank-level data. These studies examine (a) the relationship between ratings and the default and recovery experience of corporate borrowers, (b) the comparability of credit ratings made by domestic and foreign rating agencies, and (c) the usefulness of financial market indicators for rating banks, among other topics. In the third section, the record of sovereign credit ratings in predicting financial crises and the reaction of financial markets to changes in credit ratings is examined. The final section of the volume emphasizes policy issues now facing regulators and credit rating agencies.PREFACE The business of credit ratings began in the United States in the early 1900s. Over time, credit ratings have gradually ... These grants funded eight research papers that are included in this volume.aquot; To develop these papers and fosteranbsp;...


Title:Ratings, Rating Agencies and the Global Financial System
Author: Richard M. Levich, Giovanni Majnoni, Carmen Reinhart
Publisher:Springer Science & Business Media - 2012-12-06
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