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Interbank market failure and macro-prudential policies

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  • Corrado, Luisa
  • Schuler, Tobias

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This paper analyses the effects of several macro-prudential policy measures on the banking sector and its linkages to the macroeconomy. We employ a dynamic general equilibrium model with sticky prices, in which banks trade excess funds in the interbank lending market. We find that an increase in the liquidity requirement effectively reduces the impact of an interbank shock on the real and financial sector, while an increased capital requirement propagates only through nominal variables as inflation and interest rates. We conclude that stricter liquidity measures which limit inside money creation, dampen the severity of a breakdown in interbank lending. Targeting interbank financing directly through liquidity measures along with a moderate capital requirement generates lower welfare losses. We thereby provide a comprehensive rationale in favor of the regulatory measures in Basel III.

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  • Corrado, Luisa & Schuler, Tobias, 2017. "Interbank market failure and macro-prudential policies," Journal of Financial Stability, Elsevier, vol. 33(C), pages 133-149.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:finsta:v:33:y:2017:i:c:p:133-149
    DOI: 10.1016/j.jfs.2016.10.007
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    1. Luisa Corrado & Tobias Schuler, 2018. "Financial Cycles, Credit Bubbles and Stabilization Policies," CESifo Working Paper Series 7422, CESifo.
    2. Giri, Federico, 2018. "Does interbank market matter for business cycle fluctuation? An estimated DSGE model with financial frictions for the Euro area," Economic Modelling, Elsevier, vol. 75(C), pages 10-22.
    3. Luisa Corrado & Tobias Schuler, 2018. "Financial Bubbles in Interbank Lending," ifo Working Paper Series 260, ifo Institute - Leibniz Institute for Economic Research at the University of Munich.
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    Keywords

    Macro-prudential policies; Interbank market; Liquidity ratio; Capital ratio;

    JEL classification:

    • E40 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Money and Interest Rates - - - General
    • E51 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Monetary Policy, Central Banking, and the Supply of Money and Credit - - - Money Supply; Credit; Money Multipliers
    • E58 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Monetary Policy, Central Banking, and the Supply of Money and Credit - - - Central Banks and Their Policies
    • G28 - Financial Economics - - Financial Institutions and Services - - - Government Policy and Regulation

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