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Rescue packages and bank lending

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  • Brei, Michael
  • Gambacorta, Leonardo
  • von Peter, Goetz

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This paper examines whether the rescue measures adopted during the global financial crisis helped to sustain the supply of bank lending. The analysis proposes a setup that allows testing for structural shifts in the bank lending equation, and employs a novel dataset covering large international banks headquartered in 14 major advanced economies for the period 1995–2010. While stronger capitalisation sustains loan growth in normal times, banks during a crisis can turn additional capital into greater lending only once their capitalisation exceeds a critical threshold. This suggests that recapitalisations may not translate into greater credit supply until bank balance sheets are sufficiently strengthened.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Journal of Banking & Finance.

Volume (Year): 37 (2013)
Issue (Month): 2 ()
Pages: 490-505

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Handle: RePEc:eee:jbfina:v:37:y:2013:i:2:p:490-505

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Keywords: Bank lending channel; Monetary policy; Financial crisis; Rescue packages; Recapitalisation;

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