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Brown Bag Seminar - Paul Pelzl

The next Brown Bag Seminar is scheduled for Wednesday, December 12th, 2018.

Our speaker will be Paul Pelzl (VU Amsterdam & Tinbergen Institute).

He will give a talk on "Capital Regulations and Credit Line Management during Crisis Times".

The talk will take place at 11:00-12:15 in seminar room D4.4.008.

Abstract: Credit line drawdowns by firms reduce a bank’s regulatory capital ratio. Using the Austrian Credit Register we provide novel evidence that during the 2008-09 financial crisis, banks with a distressed capital position managed this concern by substantially cutting little-used credit lines. Controlling for a bank’s capital position, we also find that greater liquidity problems induced banks to considerably cut little-used credit lines over 2008-09. These results suggest that banks actively manage both capital and liquidity risk caused by undrawn credit lines in periods of financial distress, but thereby reduce liquidity provision to firms exactly when they need it most.

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