You are asked to choose and download one journal article from the following
Ellul, A., Yerramilli, V., 2013. Stronger controls, lower risk:·1. Evidence from U.S.
Bank Holding Companies. The Journal of Finance 5, pp. 1757-1803.
Huang, X., Zhou, H., Zhu, H., 2012. Assessing the systemic risk of a·2.
heterogeneous portfolio of banks during the recent financial crisis. Journal of
Financial Stability 8, pp. 193-205.
Lopez-Espinosa, G., Rubia, A., Valderrama, L., Anton, M., 2013. Good·3. for
one, bad for all: Determinants of individual versus systemic risk. Journal of Financial Stability 9, pp. 287-299.
Your essay should contain a critical review of the chosen journal article. It should be based on and linked to: a) the material covered in lectures and workshops, b) in-class discussions, and c) any additional readings and references. The essay should be 2,000 words in length (excluding table of contents, references and any appendices) and should contain the following key features:
1. An introduction which sets the chosen article within the context of bank risk and the relevant academic literature.
2. A thorough discussion of the risk measurement and management techniques employed in the article.
3. A description of the relevant econometric methodologies.
4. A comprehensive and critical discussion of all the aspects related to bank risk-taking behaviour both from an individual and a systemic point of view.
5. A critical analysis of the major findings and the related policy implications.

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