Saturday, September 10, 2016

When and where did the last bank crisis resulting from excessive exposures to something ex ante believed risky occur?

I don't know. Ask the regulators in the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision and the Financial Stability Board. 

I mean they must have much data on this because, without it, why would they impose credit risk weighted capital requirements for banks, knowing that carried the huge cost of distorting the allocation of bank credit to the real economy?

I mean that if they use the theorem that what's perceived as risky is riskier to the bank system than what is perceived as safe, then they are indeed using a loony theorem.