A Review by Michael Taylor
First published in Central Banking, Vol XXIII, Number i, August 2012, page 86.
Michael Taylor is a member of the Financial Stability Board Secretariat at the Bank of International Settlements and an internationally recognised authority on financial regulation. Previously Taylor worked with the Bank of England, the International Monetary Fund, the Hong Kong Monetary Authority and, most recently, the Central Bank of Bahrain, where he was advisor to the governor. Among his numerous publications are the seminal “Twin Peaks” paper (1995) and the textbook “Global Bank Regulation” (2010). He has also contributed to leading periodicals and specialist journals. He was educated at Oxford University, where he earned his doctorate.