Bank profitability affects impact of regulation – BIS paper

The Bank for International Settlements, Basel
The Bank for International Settlements, Basel
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More profitable banks tended not to cut their “systemic footprint” after regulators imposed tougher post-crisis capital rules, research published by the Bank for International Settlements finds.

In the working paper, Tirupam Goel, Ulf Lewrick and Aakriti Mathur study the capital surcharge for global systemically important banks (G-Sibs) imposed after the global financial crisis. They investigate whether it led to a decline in systemic risk. The authors compare banks that faced the regulation

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