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Are Banks Risk-Averse?

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  • Yasuo Nishiyama

    () ({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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  • Yasuo Nishiyama, 2007. "Are Banks Risk-Averse?," Eastern Economic Journal, Eastern Economic Association, vol. 33(4), pages 471-490, Fall.
  • Handle: RePEc:eej:eeconj:v:33:y:2007:i:4:p:471-490
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