Bank Capital, Liquidity, and Systemic Risk
AbstractWe analyze the impact of capital adequacy regulation on bank insolvency and aggregate investment. We develop a model of the banking system that is characterized by the interaction of many heterogeneous banks with the real sector, interbank credit relations as a consequence of bank liquidity management, and an insolvency mechanism. This allows us to study the impact of capital adequacy regulation on systemic risk. In particular we can analyze the impact of regulation on contagious defaults arising from mutual credit relations. We show that the impact of capital adequacy on systemic stability is ambiguous and that systemic risk might actually increase as a consequence of imposing capital constraints on banks. (JEL: G21, G28, E44) Copyright (c) 2005 The European Economic Association.
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- Eichberger, Jürgen & Summer, Martin, 2004. "Bank Capital, Liquidity and Systemic Risk," Sonderforschungsbereich 504 Publications 04-45, Sonderforschungsbereich 504, Universität Mannheim;Sonderforschungsbereich 504, University of Mannheim.
- Juergen Eichberger & Martin Summer, 2004. "Bank Capital, Liquidity and Systemic Risk," Working Papers 87, Oesterreichische Nationalbank (Austrian Central Bank).
- G21 - Financial Economics - - Financial Institutions and Services - - - Banks; Other Depository Institutions; Micro Finance Institutions; Mortgages
- G28 - Financial Economics - - Financial Institutions and Services - - - Government Policy and Regulation
- E44 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Money and Interest Rates - - - Financial Markets and the Macroeconomy
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