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Banks' Internal Capital Markets and Deposit Rates

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  • Ben-David, Itzhak

    (OH State University)

  • Palvia, Ajay A.

    (US of American Office of the Comptroller of the Currency)

  • Spatt, Chester S.

    (Carnegie Mellon University)

Abstract

A common view is that deposit rates are determined primarily by supply: depositors require higher deposit rates from risky banks, thereby creating market discipline. An alternative perspective is that market discipline is limited (e.g., due to deposit insurance and/or enhanced capital regulation) and that internal demand for funding by banks determines rates. Using branch-level deposit rate data, we find little evidence for market discipline as rates are similar across bank capitalization levels. In contrast, banks' loan growth has a causal effect on deposit rates: e.g., branches' deposit rates are correlated with loan growth in other states in which their bank has some presence, suggesting internal capital markets help reallocate the bank's funding.

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  • Ben-David, Itzhak & Palvia, Ajay A. & Spatt, Chester S., 2015. "Banks' Internal Capital Markets and Deposit Rates," Working Paper Series 2015-16, Ohio State University, Charles A. Dice Center for Research in Financial Economics.
  • Handle: RePEc:ecl:ohidic:2015-16
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    • G21 - Financial Economics - - Financial Institutions and Services - - - Banks; Other Depository Institutions; Micro Finance Institutions; Mortgages

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