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The Effect of Higher Capital Requirements on Bank Lending: The Capital Surplus Matters

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  • Dominika Kolcunova
  • Simona Malovana

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This paper studies the impact of higher additional capital requirements on growth in loans to the private sector for banks in the Czech Republic. The empirical results indicate that higher additional capital requirements have a negative effect on loan growth for banks with relatively low capital surpluses. In addition, the results confirm that the relationship between the capital surplus and loan growth is also important at times of stable capital requirements, i.e. it does not serve only as an intermediate channel of higher additional capital requirements.

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  • Dominika Kolcunova & Simona Malovana, 2019. "The Effect of Higher Capital Requirements on Bank Lending: The Capital Surplus Matters," Working Papers 2019/2, Czech National Bank.
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    Keywords

    Bank lending; banks' capital surplus; regulatory capital requirements;

    JEL classification:

    • C22 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Single Equation Models; Single Variables - - - Time-Series Models; Dynamic Quantile Regressions; Dynamic Treatment Effect Models; Diffusion Processes
    • E32 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Prices, Business Fluctuations, and Cycles - - - Business Fluctuations; Cycles
    • G21 - Financial Economics - - Financial Institutions and Services - - - Banks; Other Depository Institutions; Micro Finance Institutions; Mortgages
    • G28 - Financial Economics - - Financial Institutions and Services - - - Government Policy and Regulation

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