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Risk and capital adjustment over the business cycle: Evidence from Indian banks

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  • Ghosh, Saibal

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Employing data on Indian banks for 1997-2006, we test the behavior of capital buffers over the business cycle. The evidence indicates that capital buffers exhibit pro-cyclical behavior, although the implied effects are small.

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  • Ghosh, Saibal, 2008. "Risk and capital adjustment over the business cycle: Evidence from Indian banks," MPRA Paper 22524, University Library of Munich, Germany.
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    Keywords

    capital buffer; risk; banks; India;

    JEL classification:

    • G21 - Financial Economics - - Financial Institutions and Services - - - Banks; Other Depository Institutions; Micro Finance Institutions; Mortgages

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