Macroprudential policies in an agent-based artificial economy
AbstractBasel III is a recently-agreed regulatory standard for bank capital adequacy with focus on the macroprudential dimension of banking regulation, i.e., the system-wide implications of banks' lending and risk. An important Basel III provision is to reduce procyclicality of present banking regulation and promote countercyclical capital buffers for banks. The Eurace agent-based macroeconomic model and simulator has been recently showed to be able to reproduce a credit-fueled boom-bust dynamics where excessive bank leverages, while benefitting in the short term, have destabilizing effects in the medium-long. In this paper. we employ the Eurace model to test regulatory policies providing time varying capital requirements for banks, based on mechanisms that enforce banks to build up or release capital buffers, according to the overall conditions of the economy. As conditioning variables for these dynamic policies, both the unemployment rate and the aggregate credit growth have been considered. Results show that the dynamic regulation of capital requirements is generally more successful than fixed tight capital requirements in stabilizing the economy and improving the macroeconomic performance.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Economics Department, Universitat Jaume I, Castellón (Spain) in its series Working Papers with number 2012/05.
Length: 24 pages
Date of creation: 2012
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Basel III; macroprudential regulation; agent-based models and simulation;
Other versions of this item:
- Silvano Cincotti & Marco Raberto & Andrea Teglio, 2012. "Macroprudential Policies in an Agent-Based Artificial Economy," Revue de l'OFCE, Presses de Sciences-Po, vol. 0(5), pages 205-234.
- NEP-ALL-2012-02-27 (All new papers)
- NEP-BAN-2012-02-27 (Banking)
- NEP-CMP-2012-02-27 (Computational Economics)
- NEP-REG-2012-02-27 (Regulation)
- NEP-RMG-2012-02-27 (Risk Management)
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