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Authors: Giampaolo Gabbi, Giulia Iori, Saqib Jafarey, James Porter
Journal: Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, Vol 50, pages 117-143 (2015)
Status: Journal Articles
Abstract: We present a new agent-based model focusing on the linkage between the interbank market and the real economy with a stylised central bank acting as lender of last resort. Using this model we address the tradeoff between stability and economic performance for different structures of the interbank market. We also explore the efficacy of recent regulatory reforms using our richer model. Our results suggest that the effects of regulatory leverage ratios on the banking sector׳s performance can vary in a complex and non-monotonic way with the state of the economy, the degree of connectivity of the interbank market and the amount of information available to market participants on bank risks.