Anticipatory effects around proposed regulation: Evidence from Basel III

<jats:p>Regulation is often proposed, developed, and finalized over a lengthy rule-making period prior to its adoption. We examine the period over which banking authorities discussed, adopted, and implemented Basel III to understand how firms respond to proposed regulation. We find evidence to suggest that affected banks not only lobbied rule makers against it, but that they also made strategic financial reporting changes and altered their business models in ways that reduced their exposure to the proposed rule prior to rule makers finalizing the regulation. Further, our results indicate a sequential response, with banks responding through lobbying and strategic financial reporting prior to making business model changes. These findings highlight the interplay among firms’ financial reporting, business model, and political choices in response to proposed regulation, and indicate that the appropriate date for an event study may be the regulation’s announcement date rather than its adoption or implementation dates./jats:p

This is the accepted manuscript version of the following article: Bradley Hendricks, Jed Neilson, Catherine Shakespeare, and Christopher D. Williams, "Anticipatory effects around proposed regulation: Evidence from Basel III," The Accounting Review, April 28 2022,



Work Title Anticipatory effects around proposed regulation: Evidence from Basel III
Open Access
  1. Bradley Hendricks
  2. Jed Neilson
  3. Catherine Shakespeare
  4. Christopher D. Williams
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Work Type Article
  1. American Accounting Association
Publication Date April 28, 2022
Publisher Identifier (DOI)
  1. 10.2308/tar-2018-0275
  1. The Accounting Review
Deposited September 23, 2022




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