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Liquidity Creation and Bank Capital

Casu, B. ORCID: 0000-0003-3586-328X, di Pietro, F. & Trujillo-Ponce, A. (2018). Liquidity Creation and Bank Capital. Journal of Financial Services Research, doi: 10.1007/s10693-018-0304-y


This paper aims to evaluate the relationship between capital and liquidity following the implementation of the Basel III rules. These regulatory measures target both increased capital ratios and a reduction of banks’ maturity transformation risk , which could result in excessive constraints on bank liquidity creation, thereby negatively affecting economic growth. Using a simultaneous equation model, we find a bi-causal negative relationship, which suggests that banks may reduce liquidity creation as capital increases; and when liquidity creation increases, banks reduce capital ratios. Our results therefore imply a trade-off between financial stability (higher capital, reduced risk) and economic growth (liquidity creation).

Publication Type: Article
Additional Information: This is a post-peer-review, pre-copyedit version of an article published in Journal of Financial Services Research. The final authenticated version is available online at:
Publisher Keywords: bank capital; liquidity creation; illiquidity; net stable funding ratio; Basel III; Eurozone banking system
Subjects: D History General and Old World > DA Great Britain > DAW Central Europe
H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
H Social Sciences > HG Finance
Departments: Bayes Business School > Finance
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