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The Resource Checking on banks : autonomy and accountability in three federal agencies, Anne M. Khademian

Checking on banks : autonomy and accountability in three federal agencies, Anne M. Khademian

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Checking on banks : autonomy and accountability in three federal agencies
Title
Checking on banks
Title remainder
autonomy and accountability in three federal agencies
Statement of responsibility
Anne M. Khademian
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Anne Khademian argues that downsizing government activities through consolidation does not guarantee better performance. Consolidation implies agreement on the best way to perform a task, but each of the three banking agencies has a unique management style and level of autonomy growing out of its history and politics. For example, the Fed has a high level of expertise and autonomy, the OCC is known for innovation, and the FDIC places priority on examiner training. Khademian maintains that the jurisdictional overlap among the agencies reflects an essential tension between accountability and autonomy. And a new consolidated agency would destroy that tension. Khademian contends that in the rush to consolidate, we might destroy administrative systems that have real benefits or provide important lessons about implementing government programs and risk creating new "super agencies" whose systems of accountability and operational autonomy are at odds with expectations for performance. Before we can improve government performance, we need to know why agencies behave the way they do. This book offers a framework for understanding agency behavior. In the case of banking, Khademian argues that the diverse approaches to supervision provide an important balance in the system that has worked to keep U.S. banks among the safest and strongest in the world
Cataloging source
DLC
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1961-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Khademian, Anne M.
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HG1778.U5
LC item number
K46 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • United States
  • Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (U.S.)
  • Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
  • Banks and banking
  • Bank failures
  • Administrative agencies
Label
Checking on banks : autonomy and accountability in three federal agencies, Anne M. Khademian
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
34115427
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 195 pages
Isbn
9780815749233
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
96000402
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Checking on banks : autonomy and accountability in three federal agencies, Anne M. Khademian
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
34115427
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 195 pages
Isbn
9780815749233
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
96000402
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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