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Bank Balance Sheets, Deleveraging and the Transmission Mechanism

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The author investigates the influence of bank capital on economic activity, using a macroeconomic model that incorporates an explicit role for financial intermediation. The analysis focuses on the role of a “bank-capital channel” in propagating and amplifying monetary policy actions and other shocks. The question of whether weaker bank balance sheets make the economy more vulnerable to adverse shocks is examined, together with the impact of initiatives, such as countercyclical capital buffers, on the transmission of monetary policy and other shocks to the real economy.

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  • Césaire Meh, 2011. "Bank Balance Sheets, Deleveraging and the Transmission Mechanism," Bank of Canada Review, Bank of Canada, vol. 2011(Summer), pages 23-34.
  • Handle: RePEc:bca:bcarev:v:2011:y:2011:i:summer11:p:23-34
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    1. José Dorich & Rhys R. Mendes & Yang Zhang, 2011. "Introducing Multiple Interest rates in ToTEM," Bank of Canada Review, Bank of Canada, vol. 2011(Summer), pages 3-10.

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