Int. J. of Monetary Economics and Finance   »   2015 Vol.8, No.4

 

 

Title: A global game analysis of the LLR: the role of creditors' behaviour and penalty rate lending

 

Author: Junnosuke Shino

 

Address: Bank of Japan, 2-1-1 Nihonbashi-Hongokucho, Chuo-ku, Tokyo 103-8660, Japan

 

Abstract: We construct a global-game LLR model in which the policy maker to provide LLR is an explicit player that cannot distinguish solvent from insolvent banks ex ante. We first show that creditors' aggregate behaviour to withdraw their funds operates as a signal to the policy maker about banks' solvency. Then it is shown that the policy maker optimally helps only illiquid but solvent banks and the lending rates are strictly positive whenever LLR is utilised. The rates can be seen as 'conditionally punitive' in the sense that they take the highest level under the restriction that the solvent borrowers survive.

 

Keywords: LLR; lender of last resort; global games; Bagehot Doctrine; penalty rate lending; game analysis; creditor behaviour; fund withdrawals; bank solvency; lending rates; solvent banks; insolvent banks; banking industry.

 

DOI: 10.1504/IJMEF.2015.073232

 

Int. J. of Monetary Economics and Finance, 2015 Vol.8, No.4, pp.398 - 421

 

Submission date: 21 Mar 2015
Date of acceptance: 06 May 2015
Available online: 27 Nov 2015

 

 

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