Changing Perceptions of Maturity Mismatch in the US Banking System: Evidence from Equity Markets
AbstractUS banks are thought to have become increasingly fragile and exposed during the lead-up to the recent financial crisis. However, commercial bank leverage actually decreased during this period. To resolve this discrepancy, we explore another dimension of bank balance sheets: the effective maturity mismatch between assets and liabilities. Although banks assets are generally longer in term than their liabilities, we find evidence of a structural break in the mid-1990s when equity markets begin pricing banks as relatively longer-funded. Categories of bank assets such as real estate loans (i.e., mortgages and MBSs) and consumer loans were perceived as having become effectively shorter-term.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Department of Economics, West Virginia University in its series Working Papers with number 10-04.
Length: 42 pages
Date of creation: 2010
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maturity mismatch; effective maturity; commercial banks; GSEs; Fannie and Freddie;
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- E02 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - General - - - Institutions and the Macroeconomy
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