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Macroeconomic Impact of Basel III: Evidence from a Meta-Analysis

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  • Fidrmuc, Jarko
  • Lind, Ronja

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We present a meta-analysis of the impact of higher capital requirements imposed by regulatory reforms on the macroeconomic activity (Basel III). The empirical evidence derived from a unique dataset of 48 primary studies indicates that there is a negative, albeit moderate GDP level effect in response to a change in the capital ratio. Meta-regression results suggest that the estimates reported in the literature tend to be systematically influenced by a selected set of study characteristics, such as econometric specifications, the authors’ affiliations, and the underlying financial system. Finally, we document a significant positive publication bias.

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  • Fidrmuc, Jarko & Lind, Ronja, 2017. "Macroeconomic Impact of Basel III: Evidence from a Meta-Analysis," Beiträge zur Jahrestagung 2016 (Witten/Herdecke) 175189, Verein für Socialpolitik, Ausschuss für Wirtschaftssysteme und Institutionenökonomik.
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    Keywords

    Meta-analysis; publication bias; banking; loans; capital requirements; Basel III;
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    JEL classification:

    • E51 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Monetary Policy, Central Banking, and the Supply of Money and Credit - - - Money Supply; Credit; Money Multipliers
    • E44 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Money and Interest Rates - - - Financial Markets and the Macroeconomy
    • G28 - Financial Economics - - Financial Institutions and Services - - - Government Policy and Regulation

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