Competition and Bank Liquidity Creation
52 Pages Posted: 15 Apr 2016 Last revised: 8 Aug 2017
Date Written: August 2017
Although liquidity creation is a key banking function, little is known about its determinants. We use a new identification strategy to assess whether an intensification of competition among banks increases or decreases liquidity creation. Consistent with the predictions of some theoretical models, we find that regulatory-induced competition has a negative effect on bank liquidity creation and these liquidity-reducing effects are smaller among more profitable banks and larger among smaller banks.
Keywords: Competition, Bank Liquidity Creation, Bank Deregulation
JEL Classification: G21, G28, G32, G38
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