The Invisible Hand and the Banking Trade: Seigniorage, Risk-shifting and More
AbstractThe classic Diamond-Dybvig model of banking assumes perfect competition and abstracts from issues of moral hazard,hardly appropriate when considering modern UK banking.We therefore modify the classic model to ncorporate franchise values due to market power; and risk-taking by banks with limited liability.We go further to show how the capacity of franchis evalues to mitigate risk taking maybe undermined by the bailout option; with explicit analytical results provided for the case of extreme risk-aversion.After a brief discussion of how this may impact on the distribution of income, we outline the ways in which the Vickers Report seeks to remedy these problems.
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Money and banking; Seigniorage; Risk-taking; Bailouts; Regulation;
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- Marcus Miller & Lei Zhang, 2013. "The Invisible Hand And The Banking Trade: Seigniorage, Risk-Shifting, And More," Brussels Economic Review, ULB -- Universite Libre de Bruxelles, vol. 56(3-4), pages 365-388.
- E41 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Money and Interest Rates - - - Demand for Money
- E58 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Monetary Policy, Central Banking, and the Supply of Money and Credit - - - Central Banks and Their Policies
- 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
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- NEP-ALL-2014-04-18 (All new papers)
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- NEP-CFN-2014-04-18 (Corporate Finance)
- NEP-CTA-2014-04-18 (Contract Theory & Applications)
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