DP13248 Markets, Banks, and Shadow Banks
|Author(s):||David Martinez-Miera, Rafael Repullo|
|Publication Date:||October 2018|
|Keyword(s):||Bank Regulation, bank supervision, Capital requirements, credit screening, credit spreads, loan defaults, market finance, optimal regulation, Shadow banks|
|JEL(s):||G21, G23, G28|
|Programme Areas:||Financial Economics|
|Link to this Page:||www.cepr.org/active/publications/discussion_papers/dp.php?dpno=13248|
We analyze the effect of bank capital requirements on the structure and risk of a financial system where markets, regulated banks, and shadow banks coexist. Banks face a moral hazard problem in screening entrepreneurs' projects, and they choose whether to be regulated or not. If regulated, a supervisor certifies their capital; if not, they have to rely on more expensive private certification. Under both risk-insensitive and risk-sensitive requirements, safer entrepreneurs borrow from the market and riskier entrepreneurs borrow from banks. But risk-insensitive (sensitive) requirements are especially costly for relatively safe (risky) entrepreneurs, which may shift from regulated to shadow banks.