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Capital Regulation, Liquidity Requirements and Taxation in a Dynamic Model of Banking

Author/Editor: Gianni De Nicoló | Andrea Gamba | Marcella Lucchetta
Authorized for Distribution: March 1, 2012
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Summary: This paper studies the impact of bank regulation and taxation in a dynamic model with banks exposed to credit and liquidity risk. We find an inverted U-shaped relationship between capital requirements and bank lending, efficiency, and welfare, with their benefits turning into costs beyond a certain requirement threshold. By contrast, liquidity requirements reduce lending, efficiency and welfare significantly. The costs of high capital and liquidity requirements represent a lower bound on the benefits of these regulations in abating systemic risks. On taxation, corporate income taxes generate higher government revenues and entail lower efficiency and welfare costs than taxes on non-deposit liabilities.
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Series: Working Paper No. 12/72
Subject(s): Capital | Credit risk | Economic models | Liquidity | Taxation
Author's keyword(s): Bank Regulation | Taxation | Dynamic Banking Model
    Published:   March 1, 2012        
    ISBN/ISSN:   9781475502244/1018-5941   Format:   Paper
    Stock No:   WPIEA2012072   Pages:   53
    Price:   US$18.00
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