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Inside Money, Business Cycle, and Bank Capital Requirements

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  • Jaevin Park

    (University of Mississippi)

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A search theoretical model is constructed to study bank capital requirements in a perspective of inside money. In the model bank liabilities, backed by bank assets, are useful for exchange, while bank capital is not. When the supply of bank liabilities is not sufficiently large for the trading demand, banks do not issue bank capital in competitive equilibrium. This equilibrium allocation can be sub-optimal when the bank assets are exposed to the aggregate risk. Specifically, a pecuniary externality is generated because banks do not internalize the impact of issuing inside money on the asset prices in general equilibrium. Imposing a capital requirement can improve welfare by raising the prices of bank assets in both states. (Copyright: Elsevier)

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  • Jaevin Park, 2020. "Inside Money, Business Cycle, and Bank Capital Requirements," Review of Economic Dynamics, Elsevier for the Society for Economic Dynamics, vol. 36, pages 103-121, April.
  • Handle: RePEc:red:issued:17-385
    DOI: 10.1016/j.red.2019.09.005
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    Constrained inefficiency; Pecuniary externality; Limited commitment;
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    • E42 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Money and Interest Rates - - - Monetary Sytsems; Standards; Regimes; Government and the Monetary System
    • E58 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Monetary Policy, Central Banking, and the Supply of Money and Credit - - - Central Banks and Their Policies

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