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Re-Exploring the Nexus between Monetary Policy and Banks' Risk-Taking

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  • Melchisedek Joslem Ngambou Djatche

    (Université Côte d'Azur
    GREDEG CNRS)

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In this paper, we analyse the link between monetary policy and banks’ risk-taking behaviour. Some theoretical and empirical studies show that monetary easy whet banks’ risk appetite through asset valuation and search for yield process. However, since 2010, the low interest rate environment has cast doubt on these results. Our study deepens the analysis of the monetary risk-taking channel considering non-linearity, especially through threshold effects model. Using a dataset of US banks, we find that the impact of low interest rates on banks risk depend on the regime of the monetary stance, i.e on the deviation of monetary rate from the Taylor rule.

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  • Melchisedek Joslem Ngambou Djatche, 2018. "Re-Exploring the Nexus between Monetary Policy and Banks' Risk-Taking," GREDEG Working Papers 2018-12, Groupe de REcherche en Droit, Economie, Gestion (GREDEG CNRS), University of Nice Sophia Antipolis.
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    Keywords

    Monetary policy; financial stability; bank risk-taking; non-dynamic panel threshold model;

    JEL classification:

    • E44 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Money and Interest Rates - - - Financial Markets and the Macroeconomy
    • E58 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Monetary Policy, Central Banking, and the Supply of Money and Credit - - - Central Banks and Their Policies
    • G21 - Financial Economics - - Financial Institutions and Services - - - Banks; Other Depository Institutions; Micro Finance Institutions; Mortgages

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