How much protection do regulatory minimum capital requirements provide against bank insolvency in Uganda?

Time:          31 October 2018, 13:00-15:00
Venue:        S314, SOAS University of London (Paul Webley Wing)
Speaker:    Dr Martin Brownbridge

Abstract

The motivation of the paper is to evaluate how much protection the minimum capital adequacy requirements (CARs) imposed on banks in Uganda offer to bank depositors. We do this by examining the distribution of historical bank losses in Uganda, over the 2000-17 period and comparing these losses to the minimum CARs now in force in Uganda.

Speaker

Martin Brownbridge has served as the Economic Advisor to the Governor of the Bank of Uganda (BOU) since 2009, where he has assisted the BOU to introduce its inflation targeting monetary policy framework, establish a Financial Stability Department and implement the Basel III reforms. He has a PhD from the University of Manchester and has also worked in Belize, Ghana, the Gambia and Tajikistan providing technical assistance on macroeconomics, monetary policy, fiscal policy and financial regulation. He has published papers in refereed journals on bank regulation, bank resolution, fiscal policy and monetary policy.