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Bank capital requirements and leverage: a review of the literature

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An assessment of how banks adjust to increased capital requirements, illustrated by a model of a bank's choice of optimal leverage.

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  • William P. Osterberg, 1990. "Bank capital requirements and leverage: a review of the literature," Economic Review, Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, issue Q IV, pages 2-12.
  • Handle: RePEc:fip:fedcer:y:1990:i:qiv:p:2-12:n:v.26no.4
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    1. Peek, Joe & Rosengren, Eric, 1995. "The Capital Crunch: Neither a Borrower nor a Lender Be," Journal of Money, Credit and Banking, Blackwell Publishing, vol. 27(3), pages 625-638, August.

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