Capital Regulation, Liquidity Requirements and Taxation in a Dynamic Model of Banking
Gianni De Nicolo
International Monetary Fund and CESifo
Warwick Business School - University of Warwick
Ca Foscari University of Venice
February 13, 2012
European Banking Center Discussion Paper No. 2011-025
CentER Working Paper Series No. 2011-090
This paper studies the impact of bank regulation and taxation in a dynamic model where banks are exposed to credit and liquidity risk and can resolve financial distress in three costly forms: bond issuance, equity issuance or fire sales. 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 threshold. By contrast, liquidity requirements reduce lending, efficiency and welfare significantly. On taxation, corporate income taxes generate higher government revenues and entail lower efficiency and welfare costs than taxes on non-deposit liabilities.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 51
Keywords: Capital requirements, liquidity requirements, taxation of liabilities
JEL Classification: G21, G28working papers series
Date posted: September 2, 2011 ; Last revised: February 22, 2012
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