Bank Liquidity Creation and Financial Crises

By

  • Allen Berger, Moore School of Business, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC, USA
  • Christa Bouwman, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, and Wharton Financial Institutions Center, Philadelphia, PA, USA

Bank Liquidity Creation and Financial Crises: New Perspectives delivers a consistent and logical presentation of liquidity creation, connecting regulatory measures with this novel benchmarking tool.

Authors Allen Berger and Christa Bouwman examine ways to measure liquidity creation, how much liquidity banks create in different countries, differences among five financial crises that occurred over the past three decades and normal times, the effects of monetary policy (including interest rate policy, lender of last resort, and quantitative easing), the effects of capital, the effects of regulatory interventions, and the effects of bailouts.

Readers need no advanced, specialized academic knowledge to understand the concept of liquidity creation. Narrowing the gap between the "academic world," focused on theories, and the "practitioner world," dedicated to solving real-world problems, this book offers a new tool for evaluating a bank’s performance over time and comparing it to its peer group.

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Audience

Upper-division undergraduates, graduate students, and professionals worldwide working in banking, financial intermediation, and regulation, especially in respect to financial crises 

 

Book information

  • Published: November 2015
  • Imprint: ACADEMIC PRESS
  • ISBN: 978-0-12-800233-9


Table of Contents

PART I - INTRODUCTORY MATERIALS

1. Introduction

2. Liquidity Creation Theories

3. Understanding Financial Statements

PART II - LIQUIDITY CREATION MEASUREMENT AND USES

4. Measurement of Bank Liquidity Creation

5. Using Liquidity Creation to Measure Bank Output

6. Using Liquidity Creation to Measure Bank Liquidity

Part III - FINANCIAL CRISES, LIQUIDITY CREATION, AND THEIR LINKS

7. Defining and Dating Financial Crises

8. How Much Liquidity Do Banks Create During Normal Times and Financial Crises?

9. The Links between Bank Liquidity Creation and Future Financial Crises

PART IV - CAUSES AND CONSEQUENCES OF LIQUIDITY CREATION

10. Do Better-Capitalized Banks Create More or Less Liquidity?

11. Which Banks Create the Most and Least Liquidity?

12. How do Government Policies and Actions affect Bank Liquidity Creation during Normal Times and Financial Crises?

13. Bank Liquidity Creation: Value, Performance, and Persistence

Part V - LOOKING TOWARD THE FUTURE

14. How Can Bank Executives, Financial Analysts, Researchers, and Policy Makers (Including Legislators, Regulators, and Central Bankers) Use Bank Liquidity Creation Data to Their Advantages?

15. Where We Now Stand and the Open Research and Policy Questions

16. Links to Websites Containing Data, Documents, and Other Information Useful for U.S. Bank Performance Benchmarking, Research, and Policy Work

References