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The Impact of the Basel III Liquidity Regulations on the Bank Lending Channel: A Luxembourg case study

Gastón Giordana and Ingmar Schumacher

No 61, BCL working papers from Central Bank of Luxembourg

Abstract: In this paper we study the impact of the Basel III liquidity regulations, namely the Liquidity Coverage Ratio (LCR) and the Net Stable Funding Ratio (NSFR), on the bank lending channel in Luxembourg. For this aim we built, based on individual bank data, time series of the LCR and NSFR for a sample of banks covering between 82% and 100% of total assets of the banking sector. Additionally, we simulated the optimal balance sheet adjustments needed to adhere to the regulations. We extend the existing literature on the identification of the bank lending channel by adding as banks characteristics the estimated shortfalls in both the LCR and NSFR. We find a significant role for the bank lending channel in Luxembourg which mainly works through small banks with a large shortfall in the NSFR. We also show that big banks are able to increase their lending following a contractionary monetary policy shock, in line with the fact that big banks in Luxembourg are liquidity providers. Our extrapolation and simulation results suggest that the bank lending channel will no longer be effective in Luxembourg once banks adhere to the Basel III liquidity regulations. We find that adhering to the NSFR may reduce the bank lending channel more strongly than complying with the LCR.

Keywords: bank; bank lending channel; monetary policy; Basel III; LCR; NSFR (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: E51 E52 E58 G21 G28 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-ban, nep-cba, nep-mac, nep-mon and nep-reg
Date: 2011-06
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Published as: ?Bank liquidity risk and monetary policy. Empirical evidence on the impact of Basel III liquidity standards?, International Review of Applied Economics, 2013, 27(5): 633-655.

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