3. The Rating Agencies: Is Regulation the Answer?

  1. Viral V. Acharya and
  2. Matthew Richardson
  1. Matthew Richardson and
  2. Lawrence J. White

Published Online: 9 JAN 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118258163.ch3

Restoring Financial Stability: How to Repair a Failed System

Restoring Financial Stability: How to Repair a Failed System

How to Cite

Acharya, V. V. and Richardson, M. (2009) The Rating Agencies: Is Regulation the Answer?, in Restoring Financial Stability: How to Repair a Failed System, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9781118258163.ch3

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 9 JAN 2012
  2. Published Print: 9 MAR 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470499344

Online ISBN: 9781118258163

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Keywords:

  • rating agencies;
  • credit rating agencies;
  • subprime mortgage debacle;
  • U.S. financial sector;
  • standard & poor's

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Background

  • What is the Problem?

  • Principles and Regulation Proposals

  • Conclusion

  • Notes