Regulatory oversight and bank risk

Dimitris Chronopoulos, John O. S. Wilson*, Muhammed Hasan Yilmaz

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We investigate how a change in regulatory oversight affects bank risk, using the passage of the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act of 2018 as a setting. Using a sample of bank holding companies (BHCs) covering the period 2015Q1 through 2020Q1, we find that risk increases for large BHCs affected by a change in regulatory oversight. In addition to increasing bank level risk, affected BHCs increase their respective contribution to the systemic risk. These BHCs also experience higher profitability, increased market valuation and reduced compliance costs.
Original languageEnglish
Article number101105
Number of pages16
JournalJournal of Financial Stability
Early online date21 Jan 2023
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2023


  • Bank regulation
  • Bank risk
  • Difference-in-differences
  • Dodd-Frank Act
  • Economic growth
  • Regulatory relief
  • Consumer Protection Act


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