Jason Roderick Donaldson and
No 13955, CEPR Discussion Papers from C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers
We develop a model in which, as in practice, bank debt is both a financial security used to raise funds and a kind of money used to facilitate trade. This dual role of bank debt provides a new rationale for why banks do what they do. In the model, banks endogenously perform the essential functions of real-world banks: they transform liquidity, transform maturity, pool assets, and have dispersed depositors. Moreover, they make their debt redeemable on demand. Thus, they are endogenously fragile. We show novel effects of narrow banking, suspension of convertibility, and some other policies.
Keywords: Banking; demandable debt; financial fragility; Private money (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: E40 G21 G32 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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