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Banking system in countries without their own currency

I am interested in the working of the banking system in countries that don't have their own currency, e.g., Ecuador or Panamá. Can you point me to studies or articles about it? For example, do banks ...
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Understanding Adam Smith's assertion about the incentives of receipt holders and bank money holders

At Chapter III of Book IV of The Wealth of Nations, Adam Smith makes the following assertion: Even in ordinary and quiet times, it is in the interest of the holders of receipts to depress the agio, ...
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Real Income and a Fixed Money Supply

What would happen to nominal income and wages if the money supply were fixed (100% reserve banking). Would real wages increase, even though nominal wages would stay the same or even decrease?
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Perfect Bayesian Equilibrium for banks

I'm reading this paper on credit lending cycles and trying to understand how it works for the case of one bank. This is the set-up of the model: There are two players, a bank and the market. There ...
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Bank Reserve ratio

It's known that the money multiplier is 7 and the ratio of cash held by the public to their deposits is 1 to 20. Which of the following must be the bank's reserve ratio? My attempt, Money multiplier=1/...
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Why was the Bank of England nationalized after World War 2?

After the Second World War the new Labour government nationalised the Bank of England. Did this give the British Government any new capabilities? For example, could the Government print money before ...
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Lifeboat vs bailout

I have encountered the term lifeboat in these two contexts: Floating a “lifeboat”: The Banque de France and the crisis of 1889 The 1974 rescue in the UK's secondary-banking crisis. Is the term ...
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Where does the value of implicit government banking guarantees end up?

Post-Lehman a widespread political agenda has established to minimize implicit government guarantees to banks. However, in the buid-up of new banking regulations, lending to small and mid-sized ...
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Bail-in and equity absorbing losses

Below we have a diagram for a bail-in. According to it, as the big company/bank takes a loss in the asset side, the first to absorb those losses, in the liabilities side, is equity. How is this ...
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How do low interest rates negatively impact bank earnings?

A lot of Banks are focused on bread and butter lending to small businesses and consumers. Many of those are putting aside provisions for loan losses in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic. Headlines ...
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Measuring demand for banking services - (Maximum) Market Size

I am in need of a variable measuring "demand for banking services" in general, on a country level. Specifically the (maximum) size of the market for banking services for a given country. This will be ...
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What will happen to the reserves at the Fed?

Banks currently have 2.7 trillion Federal Reserves that they hold at their Federal Reserve account. It's part of the monetary base and these reserves were created when the Fed purchased bonds in their ...
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should I weigh an average net margin calculation of Eurozone banks per number of banks or per asset size to validate parallel trends?

I'm trying to perform a DiD regression analysis in order to evaluate whether bank profitability has decreased with the implementation of a negative interest rate policy (NIRP). The regression is ...
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optimal lending levels

Many ratios are mentioned to allude to what caps the amount of money a bank could lend. But none is really convincing. Usually debt ratio and solvability (Basel) ratio are mentioned. Elsewhere there ...
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When a country is banned from using SWIFT, what alternative ways do banks within that country still have to transfer or receive money from abroad?

If Russia invades Ukraine one of the sanctions that the west might impose is banning the banks in Russia from the SWIFT network. I've watched a short video from a financial news channel that explains ...
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How do currency boards maintain a 100% foreign reserve backing in the presence of fractional reserve banking?

Under a currency board system, money in circulation has to be 100% backed by foreign reserves. Suppose the domestic currency (A\$) is 100% backed by a foreign currency (B\$), with a fixed 1:1 ratio. ...
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Are there any state-level data on US banking regulation stringency?

In Barth, Caprio, and Levine (2008) Rethinking bank regulation: Till angels govern. Cambridge University Press, authors assemble and showcase large dataset on stringency of banking regulation and ...
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How to understand: interest income is a moving average of past interest rates

I encounter this question in the paper by DRECHSLER et al. (2021) (Banking on deposit). How to understand that "interest income is close to a moving average of past interest rates, consistent ...
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How to determine the riskparamter PD, EaD, LGD for the IRB-Ansatz | Basel II

A company borrows $100 million from Bank A. According to Basel II, the bank must have a certain amount of equity for this balance sheet item in order to grant the loan. The exact amount of equity can ...
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Investments during recession

During Recession, banks loans decrease which leads to financial constraints and ultimately Investment suffers and declines. my question is - "Are loans lower because of demand or supply?" My ...
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One Week U.S. GC REPO Bid Rate Exceeds Ask Rate

I have recently downloaded a time-series of one-week U.S. Generalized Collateral Repurchase Agreement Rates from Bloomberg (Ticker: USRGCY1Z CURNCY). While looking through the data, I noticed that the ...
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Can a bank have deposits at another bank?

Can a bank create an account at another bank and get a loan in the form of deposits at that bank? If so, could these deposits at the other bank be used to satisfy the first bank's reserve/liquidity ...
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financial crisis '08: what is it meant by the banks were saved by the states?

Were banks literally saved with tax payers' money? Or is it that states borrowed the banks, consequently, the banks must return this money back at some point? Can someone please give me some ...
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What qualifications does a bank need to create USD funds?

It is my understanding that, while any entity can create dollar-denominated assets (stocks and bonds) and sell them on the open market, only banking institutions in the United States can engage in ...
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What were the liquidity requirements prior to Basel III?

I am investigating the impact of enforcing the Basel III liquidity requirements with a focus on the LCR. I have found some information about regulations in fore prior to Basel III in Sweden and ...
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Explaining the size of the canadian banking sector

Canadian banks are among the largest in the world and I think that only the UK compares in terms of having your economy dominated by banking. Of course some of the US banks are much larger but so is ...
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Do you have a list of books about the evolution of the banking sector?

I'm looking for interesting books to read about the banking sector. Topics: Changes in the banking sector, Adaptation of financial services in the digital age, European and US banking regulations ...
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Why is Double-entry Bookkeeping always equal? (Part 2)

In this question, with answer here Destroying the Dollarhypothetically a hack is used to trick whatever programme is used to make sure accounts balance, so say a transfer is made from Bank manager A ...
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A country with dual payment system

Is there any country with dual domestic payment system? For instance, in the USA there are CHIPS or Fedwire both help wire transfer of USD within the USA. They give services to international ...
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Is Eurodollar borrowing close substitute for Fed funds borrowing?

It is often stated that eurodollar borrowing is clost substitute for Fed funds borrowing. In other words, when US banks cannot fund themselves domestically, they might go to the eurodollar market and ...
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Is the ECB a lender of last resort for european governments?

One of the usual functions of a Central Bank is to be the last resort of commercial banks, and governments. Does the ECB behave in this usual way toward European Governments? What about toward banks?...
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Is new money created when banks buy Treasury Bonds in primary auction?

From my understanding of the current monetary system when a bank issues a loan it is effectively creating money for the receiver of the loan i.e Mortgage. This increases the M1, M2, M3 numbers of the ...
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loanable funds theory: why is the supply of loanable funds equal to saving (+ dishoarding + new money)?

It seems that the loanable funds theory suggests that all that is saved is supplied in the market for loanable funds. This makes sense when we are talking about 'household saving' (i.e. household ...
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Transparent Fractional-reserve banking as an alternative to the current system

I come from a layman perspective, but I've been trying to understand macroeconomics and finance. Currently I'm struggling with the current topic. Here I'm not worried about the system transition just ...
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How does the private bank reserve increase when money is being withdrew?

The federal government raises 400 million by selling bonds to the general public in order to pay for a construction program. The program cost 440 million so the government withdraws 25 million from ...
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Representing insolvency on a T-account

Example balance sheet Section 16-3d of Mankiw's Principles of Macroeconomics textbook shows the following balance sheet: Simulator I have a simple C# program that models this sort of example. So if I ...
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Are interbank positions branch-specific?

I have a hard time envisioning the inner workings of the interbank market. In particular, I am somewhat unsure about the role of banks vs branches. When I think about banks, I typically think about ...
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How central banks can lend money and always expect more money

for making this question clear let's create a simplified world when there are only 3 private banks (bank A, bank B, bank C) in the world, and 1 central bank. let's also assume that all the citizen in ...
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What is a "full blocking" sanction on a bank?

In the wake of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, the United States announced a range of sanctions on Russian banks. These include (Source) "full blocking sanctions on VTB Bank, Russia’s second-...
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Does the money from Fed buying bonds go to Excess Reserves?

Suppose the Fed decides to buy $\\\$x$ of a bank's bonds. In the bank balance sheet, does the entirety of the money get added up in the bank's excess reserves (which the bank can loan out)? Thanks
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loan to deposit ratio

I'm straggling to understand why loan to deposit ratio could be greater than 1. According credit creation theory every creation of new loan is matched by creation of deposit, so assuming some ...
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Interest and Installment

Suppose that a sum of x (in dollars) is being repaid by n equal yearly installments at a fixed yearly ...
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What would happen in global bank run

Bank runs are self-amplifying. What would realistically happen if the entire earth would experience a simultaneous bank run?
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Decoding maturity-mismatch graph

Banking basics like borrowing short and lending long seem intuitive enough for me, but when I attempt to visualize certain aspects of this business model it doesn't quite make sense. Here is a chart ...
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Combined Buffer Requirements Basel III

Let's take this example: A bank is required to maintain minimal capital requirements according to Basel III as follows: CET1 - 4.5% Tier1 - 6% Tier1 + Tier2 - 8% In addition it has to apply these ...
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Cash flow of a loan (perspective of a bank)

if you receive a loan from a bank, how does the cash flow of the bank look like? I found the following: https://fincomplete.com/ratgeber/artikel/wie-berechnet-die-bank-meine-kreditzinsen-2 (...
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How do personal finance banking apps make money?

There are a bunch of apps and start ups, like Qapital and Varo that helps you save money. Some of them has monthly fees, but not all of them. How else could a company like that make any profit, if ...
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Must US Treasury backstop US Federal Reserve?

The Constitutional Case for the Fed's Treasury Backstops | Cato @ Liberty writes no, I think? But I don't quite understand the financial terms iike "lever-up", backstop", "helicopter money". I looked ...
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What happens to net assets in case of increasing NPAs(Non-Performing assets)?

The bank's profit is measured as Return on Assets which is the ratio of Bank’s net profits and Net assets. In case of increasing NPAs, the bank's net profits will decrease, but what will happen to ...
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Why was the Glass-Steagall Legislation enacted?

I realize that the part of the reason the Glass-Steagall act was enacted was to ensure that banks do not invest customer's deposits into risky securities, but what was the rationale for separating ...