Building an Integrated Banking Market While Containing Cross-Border Risks

  • Eva Heims
Part of the Executive Politics and Governance book series (EXPOLGOV)


The final empirical chapter of the book focuses on a case in which the EU agency (the European Banking Authority, EBA) is particularly limited in its resources, while still producing a staggering amount of technical regulatory standards aimed at the harmonisation national regulatory practices. UK and German regulators (the PRA and BaFin) are willing to invest considerable time and staff numbers to technical-standard setting processes in the EBA because it provides them with an opportunity to influence outcomes in order to adjust technical standards to the particular regulatory challenges they face at home. To retain this influence national regulators have been keen advocates of limiting the staff numbers of the EBA. An organisational approach explains why the capacity of the EU agency capacity is being purposefully limited by national regulators, while they nevertheless support its work.


Banking supervision EBA Cross-border banks PRA BaFin 


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  • Eva Heims
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  1. 1.Department of PoliticsUniversity of YorkYorkUK

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