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Contagion and risk-sharing on the inter-bank market

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  • Ladley, Daniel

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Increasing inter-bank lending has an ambiguous impact on financial stability. Using a computational model with endogenous bank behavior and interest rates we identify the conditions under which inter-bank lending promotes stability through risk sharing or provides a channel through which failures may spread. In response to large economy-wide shocks, more inter-bank lending relationships worsen systemic events. For smaller shocks the opposite effect is observed. As such no inter-bank market structure maximizes stability under all conditions. In contrast, deposit insurance costs are always reduced under greater numbers of inter-bank lending relationships. A range of regulations are considered to increase system stability.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control.

Volume (Year): 37 (2013)
Issue (Month): 7 ()
Pages: 1384-1400

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Handle: RePEc:eee:dyncon:v:37:y:2013:i:7:p:1384-1400

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Keywords: Systemic risk; Inter-bank lending; Contagion; Regulation; Network;

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