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Bank capital forbearance

Natalya Martynova (), Enrico Perotti () and Javier Suarez ()

No 93, ESRB Working Paper Series from European Systemic Risk Board

Abstract: We analyze the strategic interaction between undercapitalized banks and a supervisor who may intervene by preventive recapitalization. Supervisory forbearance emerges because of a commitment problem, reinforced by fiscal costs and constrained capacity. Private incentives to comply are lower when supervisors have lower credibility, especially for highly levered banks. Less credible supervisors (facing higher cost of intervention) end up intervening more banks, yet producing higher forbearance and systemic costs of bank distress. Importantly, when public intervention capacity is constrained, private recapitalization decisions become strategic complements, leading to equilibria with extremely high forbearance and high systemic costs of bank failure. JEL Classification: G21, G28

Keywords: bank recapitalization; bank supervision; forbearance (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2019-05
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