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The effects of countercyclical capital buffers on bank lending

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  • Mathias Drehmann
  • Leonardo Gambacorta

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This article provides a simulation on how the countercyclical capital buffer designed in the Basel III package could impact on bank lending. It finds that the buffer could help to reduce credit growth during booms and attenuate the credit contraction once it is released. This would help to dampen procyclicality in addition to the beneficial effects of higher capital levels in terms of higher banking sector resilience to shocks.

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  • Mathias Drehmann & Leonardo Gambacorta, 2012. "The effects of countercyclical capital buffers on bank lending," Applied Economics Letters, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 19(7), pages 603-608, May.
  • Handle: RePEc:taf:apeclt:v:19:y:2012:i:7:p:603-608
    DOI: 10.1080/13504851.2011.591720
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