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Are Banks Risk-Averse?

  • Yasuo Nishiyama

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    ({ennsylvania State University - Hazleton)

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    The paper investigates, and estimates, banks’ risk aversion that is factored into the spread between the interest rate on time deposits and the interest rate on non-time deposits. The estimation results indicate that the relative risk aversion coefficient estimates of individual banks fall between 0 and 1, but mostly around 0.2, thereby indicating that banks are risk-averse but close to being risk-neutral.

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    Article provided by Eastern Economic Association in its journal Eastern Economic Journal.

    Volume (Year): 33 (2007)
    Issue (Month): 4 (Fall)
    Pages: 471-490

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    Handle: RePEc:eej:eeconj:v:33:y:2007:i:4:p:471-490
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