Uncertainty and Investment : The Financial Intermediary Balance Sheet Channel

Author/Editor:

Sophia Chen

Publication Date:

March 20, 2015

Electronic Access:

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Summary:

Rollover risk imposes market discipline on banks’ risk-taking behavior but it can be socially costly. I present a two-sided model in which a bank simultaneously lends to a firm and borrows from the short-term funding market. When the bank is capital constrained, uncertainty in asset quality and rollover risk create a negative externality that spills over to the real economy by ex ante credit contraction. Macroprudential and monetary policies can be used to reduce the social cost of market discipline and improve efficiency.

Series:

Working Paper No. 15/65

English

Publication Date:

March 20, 2015

ISBN/ISSN:

9781475593167/1018-5941

Stock No:

WPIEA2015065

Format:

Paper

Pages:

30

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