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Financial Disintermediation and Financial Fragility

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  • Kosuke Aoki

    (The University of Tokyo)

  • Kalin Nikolov

    (European Central Bank)

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This paper investigates how expanding the corporate bond market and the shadow banking sector affect the susceptibility of the financial system to crisis. We show that the corporate bond market can increase banking fragility although it also diminishes the impact of banking crises. Shadow banking allows higher financial system leverage and thus increases bank risk taking and fragility even further. Because it relies on bank capital for its operations, the shadow banking sector provides no funding diversi cation and cannot offset the real economy impact of a banking crisis.

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  • Kosuke Aoki & Kalin Nikolov, 2015. "Financial Disintermediation and Financial Fragility," CARF F-Series CARF-F-374, Center for Advanced Research in Finance, Faculty of Economics, The University of Tokyo.
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    1. David Rappoport & Alexandros Vardoulakis & David Arseneau, 2015. "Secondary Market Liquidity and the Optimal Capital Structure," 2015 Meeting Papers 1274, Society for Economic Dynamics.
    2. Kühnhausen, Fabian & Stieber, Harald W., 2014. "Determinants of Capital Structure in Non-Financial Companies," Discussion Papers in Economics 21167, University of Munich, Department of Economics.
    3. Giannetti, Caterina, 2015. "Debt Concentration of European Firms," SEP Working Papers 2015/3, LUISS School of European Political Economy.
    4. Giannetti, Caterina, 2015. "Debt concentration of European Firms," MPRA Paper 63002, University Library of Munich, Germany.

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