Crisis in the Irish Banking System

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Title: Crisis in the Irish Banking System
Authors: Clarke, Blanaid
Hardiman, Niamh
Permanent link: http://hdl.handle.net/10197/4925
Date: Feb-2012
Abstract: Ireland has had one of the most catastrophic experiences of financial crisis in the developed world, in the wake of the global financial crisis of 2008. Unlike the US or Britain though, Ireland’s enormous banking exposure was almost entirely related to property speculation and to the unchecked domestic housing bubble of the preceding ten years. This paper analyses the conditions that led to the crisis, taking account of patterns of corporate governance, regulatory institutions and practices, and the linkages between the banking sector and the political system.
Type of material: Working Paper
Publisher: University College Dublin. Geary Institute
Keywords: Financial crisis;Irish banks;Corporate governance;Financial regulation;Regulatory enforcement;Ireland
Language: en
Status of Item: Not peer reviewed
Appears in Collections:Geary Institute Working Papers
Politics and International Relations Research Collection

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