Moral Suasion


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Moral Suasion

Statements or acts by a regulatory authority to encourage, rather than coerce, compliance with accepted standards. For instance, given a non-compliant thrift, the Office of Thrift Supervision may increase the number of inspections, privately tell executives what needs to be done, and use other persuasive tactics to change the thrift's behavior, rather than simply reporting the violations and fining it accordingly. The idea behind moral suasion is that sometimes the threat of punishment changes behavior just as well and with less embarrassment than punishment itself. The term is often applied to the Federal Reserve Board's statements in which it makes vague threats of certain actions (such as raising interest rates) in an attempt to change market actors' behavior. Moral suasion is known less formally as jawboning.
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Philip Lane, head of the Irish central bank, has said that 'moral suasion' would prompt banks to correct their mistakes.
We are asking only that the United States exercise its high international bully pulpit to reproach or condemn India for its chilling human rights record in Kashmir as part of a campaign of moral suasion and transparency in the disputed territory.
Delany's faith in moral suasion thrust practical education to the center stage of his philosophy of education.
But while they possessed moral suasion, they lacked political strength (p.
What religious leaders used to achieve through moral suasion and argument, they now seek to obtain through government power.
Although the board does not have statutory powers, the RBI has ensured that banks adhere to its regulation through moral suasion and urging banks to become BCSBI members.
An important summary of Tiemstra's views on these matters can be found in the last section (Possibilities for Responsible Global Capitalism) of the last chapter ("The Social Economics of Globalization") in which he stresses the following policy and institutional recommendations: (1) limiting the globalization of financial markets; (2) international agreements on labor, the environment, and diversity; and (3) moral suasion.
THE finance ministry is veering round to the view that use of ' moral suasion' by the Reserve Bank of India ( RBI) to get seven leading commercial banks in the country to hike interest rates for NRI deposits would be a quicker and neater way to get more foreign capital than the issue of bonds.
However, he said the probe was no reason for him to relinquish his post since Saipem was a completely independent entity and Eni could do nothing more than exercise moral suasion, Reuters said.
However, he said the probe was no reason for him to relinquish his post since Saipem was a completely independent entity and Eni could do nothing more than exercise moral suasion, Reuters said.Country: ItalySector: Petroleum/Natural Gas/CoalTarget: Saipem SpA Vendor: Eni SpAType: DivestmentStatus: Auction
3) Indirectly inducing (via moral suasion in our view) the two largest public banks and Commercial International Bank (CIB) to raise long-term deposit rates by 50-100 bps
Mort never deviated from her commitment to Garrisonian moral suasion as the only righteous path to ending slavery.