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The Emergence of Market Monitoring in Japanese Banks: Evidence from the Subordinated Debt Market

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  • Masami Imai

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This paper uses a unique data set on the spreads of subordinated debts issued by Japanese banks to investigate the presence of market monitoring. The results show that subordinated debt investors punished risky banks by requiring higher interest rates. Moreover, I find that the sensitivity of spreads to bank risk increased dramatically after the Japanese government allowed a large city bank, Hokkaido Takushoku Bank, and passed Financial Reform Act and the Rapid Revitalization Act in the late 1990s.

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  • Masami Imai, 2006. "The Emergence of Market Monitoring in Japanese Banks: Evidence from the Subordinated Debt Market," Wesleyan Economics Working Papers 2006-008, Wesleyan University, Department of Economics.
  • Handle: RePEc:wes:weswpa:2006-008
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    Keywords

    Market Discipline; Subordinated Debts; Japanese Bank;

    JEL classification:

    • 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
    • O53 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economywide Country Studies - - - Asia including Middle East

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