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Banks' regulatory buffers, liquidity networks and monetary policy transmission

  • Merkl, Christian
  • Stolz, Stéphanie

Based on a quarterly regulatory dataset for German banks from 1999 to 2004, this paper analyzes the effects of banks’ regulatory capital on the transmission of monetary policy in a system of liquidity networks. The dynamic panel regression results provide evidence in favor of the bank capital channel theory. Banks holding less regulatory capital and less interbank liquidity react more restrictively to a monetary tightening than their peers.

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Paper provided by Deutsche Bundesbank, Research Centre in its series Discussion Paper Series 2: Banking and Financial Studies with number 2006,06.

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Date of creation: 2006
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Handle: RePEc:zbw:bubdp2:4771
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