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Capital regulation, bank competition, and financial stability

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  • Hakenes, Hendrik
  • Schnabel, Isabel

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We analyze capital requirements if banks compete for loans and deposits. Banks and firms are subject to a risk-shifting problem. The ambiguous effect of competition on banks’ risk-taking translates into an ambiguous effect of capital requirements on financial stability.

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  • Hakenes, Hendrik & Schnabel, Isabel, 2011. "Capital regulation, bank competition, and financial stability," Economics Letters, Elsevier, vol. 113(3), pages 256-258.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:ecolet:v:113:y:2011:i:3:p:256-258
    DOI: 10.1016/j.econlet.2011.07.008
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    Keywords

    Bank competition; Capital regulation; Risk-shifting; Banking stability;

    JEL classification:

    • 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
    • D43 - Microeconomics - - Market Structure, Pricing, and Design - - - Oligopoly and Other Forms of Market Imperfection

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