Monetary Policy at Work: Security and Credit Application Registers Evidence

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José-Luis Peydró

Imperial College London; Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR); Universitat Pompeu Fabra - Faculty of Economic and Business Sciences

Andrea Polo

Luiss Guido Carli University - Department of Economics and Finance; Universitat Pompeu Fabra - Faculty of Economic and Business Sciences; Einaudi Institute for Economics and Finance (EIEF); Barcelona Graduate School of Economics (Barcelona GSE); Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR); European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI)

Enrico Sette

Bank of Italy

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Date Written: October 13, 2017

Abstract

Monetary policy transmission may be impaired if banks rebalance their portfolios towards securities. We identify the bank lending and risk-taking channels of monetary policy by exploiting – Italian’s unique – credit and security registers. In crisis times, with higher ECB liquidity, less capitalized banks react by increasing securities over credit supply, inducing worse firm-level real effects. However, they buy securities with lower yields and haircuts. Differently, in pre-crisis time, securities do not crowd-out credit supply. The substitution from lending to securities in crisis times helps less capitalized banks to repair their balance-sheets and then restart credit supply with a one year-lag.

Keywords: securities, credit supply, bank capital, monetary policy, reach-for-yield

JEL Classification: E51, E52, E58, G01, G21

Suggested Citation

Peydro, Jose-Luis and Polo, Andrea and Sette, Enrico, Monetary Policy at Work: Security and Credit Application Registers Evidence (October 13, 2017). Journal of Financial Economics (JFE), Forthcoming, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2958917 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2958917

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Enrico Sette

Bank of Italy ( email )

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