David Miles, 03 May 2016

Capital requirements for banks are a key issue in the post-Crisis environment. In this video, David Miles discusses the importance of creating incentives for banks to start using equity rather than debt to finance themselves. The combination of asymmetric information and limited liability can give banks an incentive to take on more risk; capital requirements would force banks to take on less risk. This video was recorded in April 2016 at the First Annual Spring Symposium on Financial Economics organised by CEPR and the Brevan Howard Centre at Imperial College.

Hans Gersbach, Volker Hahn, 21 October 2009

This column suggests that there are surprising parallels between inflation targeting and bank capital requirements. It shows they could inform each other.


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