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In Search of "Capital Crunch"

In Search of "Capital Crunch" »

Source: In Search of "Capital Crunch" : Supply Factors Behind the Credit Slowdown in Japan

Volume/Issue: 1999/3

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): David Woo

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 1999

ISBN: 9781451841886

Keywords: Japanese Banks, Credit Crunch, Bank Capitalization, capital adequacy, capital ratio, bank capital, capital gains, banking

The seeming failure of loose monetary policy to reactivate Japan’s economy has led some observers to suggest that the usual credit channels through which monetary policy affects the real economy are blocked,...

The Effects of Higher Bank Capital Requirements on Credit in Peru

The Effects of Higher Bank Capital Requirements on Credit in Peru »

Source: The Effects of Higher Bank Capital Requirements on Credit in Peru

Volume/Issue: 2018/222

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Xiang Fang , David Jutrsa , Maria Martinez Peria , Andrea Presbitero , Lev Ratnovski , and Felix Vardy

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 28 September 2018

ISBN: 9781484378366

Keywords: bank credit, bank regulation, capital requirements

This paper offers novel evidence on the impact of raising bank capital requirements in the context of an emerging market: Peru. Using quarterly bank-level data and exploiting the adoption of bank-specific capital b...

Capital Flows and Economic Fluctuations

Capital Flows and Economic Fluctuations »

Source: Capital Flows and Economic Fluctuations : The Role of Commercial Banks in Transmitting Shocks

Volume/Issue: 2008/12

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Yong Sarah Zhou

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 2008

ISBN: 9781451868746

Keywords: banking, capital inflows, bank lending

This paper uses a general equilibrium model to examine the central role played by commercial banks in intermediating and amplifying the capital flow shocks to the local economy in the 1997 Asia financial crisis. It...

How Does Post-Crisis Bank Capital Adequacy Affect Firm Investment?

How Does Post-Crisis Bank Capital Adequacy Affect Firm Investment? »

Source: How Does Post-Crisis Bank Capital Adequacy Affect Firm Investment?

Volume/Issue: 2015/145

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Yangfan Sun , and Hui Tong

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 30 June 2015

ISBN: 9781513593593

Keywords: Bank Capital Adequacy, Firm Investment, bank, capital, banks, bank capital, credit, General,

We examine the effect of bank capital levels on firm investment drawing on a sample of 11,106 non-financial firms from 2007 to 2013 in 16 advanced economies. We examine two measures of bank capital adequacy, the Ti...

Sterilization of Money Inflows

Sterilization of Money Inflows »

Source: Sterilization of Money Inflows : Difficult (Calvo) or Easy (Reisen)?

Volume/Issue: 1994/159

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Jeffrey Frankel

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 December 1994

ISBN: 9781451857627

Keywords: capital mobility, central bank, capital inflows, capital inflow, money supply

Some countries undergoing exchange-rate-based stabilization and financial liberalization in Latin America, Asia and elsewhere have faced large capital inflows since 1991. Many have tried to sterilize the reserve in...

The Role of Bank Capital in Bank Holding Companies’ Decisions

The Role of Bank Capital in Bank Holding Companies’ Decisions »

Source: The Role of Bank Capital in Bank Holding Companies' Decisions

Volume/Issue: 2015/57

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Adolfo Barajas , Thomas Cosimano , Dalia Hakura , and Sebastian Roelands

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 16 March 2015

ISBN: 9781498372237

Keywords: Bank holding companies, capital constraints, capital, bank, loans, banks, interest, General,

This paper examines the role of bank capital in decision-making by bank holding companies (BHCs) in the United States. Following Chami and Cosimano's (2001) call option approach to bank capital, BHCs optimally ch...

The Taxation and Regulation of Banks

The Taxation and Regulation of Banks »

Source: The Taxation and Regulation of Banks

Volume/Issue: 2011/206

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Michael Keen

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 August 2011

ISBN: 9781463902179

Keywords: Bank taxation, bank failure, capital ratio, capital requirement, banking, bank owners, regulatory approach,

The financial crisis has prompted a reconsideration of the taxation of financial institutions, with practice outstripping principle: France, Germany, the United Kingdom and several other European countries have now...

Money and Credit Under Currency Substitution

Money and Credit Under Currency Substitution »

Source: Money and Credit Under Currency Substitution

Volume/Issue: 1992/99

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Carlos Rodriguez

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 November 1992

ISBN: 9781451852196

Keywords: reserve requirements, capital inflow, central bank

This paper examines the effects on the supply of money and credit of a repatriation of foreign assets in an economy subject to currency substitution. In the absence of 100 percent reserve requirements, such a chang...

Implications of a Surge in Capital Inflows

Implications of a Surge in Capital Inflows »

Source: Implications of a Surge in Capital Inflows : Available tools and Consequences for the Conduct of Monetary Policy

Volume/Issue: 1996/53

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Jang-Yung Lee

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 May 1996

ISBN: 9781451847345

Keywords: capital inflows, central bank, capital flows, monetary policy, reserve requirement

This paper seeks to extend discussion of monetary policy instruments to the situation of a country faced with major capital inflows when the process of domestic financial liberalization is incomplete. It briefly su...

Bank Capital and Uncertainty

Bank Capital and Uncertainty »

Source: Bank Capital and Uncertainty

Volume/Issue: 2010/208

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Fabian Valencia

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 September 2010

ISBN: 9781455205394

Keywords: Banking Capital, Risk, Uncertainty, bank capital, equation, statistics, independent variables,

An important role for bank capital is that of a buffer against unexpected losses. As uncertainty about these losses increases, the theory predicts an increase in the optimal level of bank capital. This paper invest...