Riccardo Faini CEIS Seminars

Bank Resolution Regimes and Systemic Risk
November, 15th 2019 (12:00-13:30)
Room B - 1st floor

Thorsten Beck (Cass Business School)

Riccardo Faini CEIS Seminars

joint with Deyan Radev and Isabel Schnabel

Using a novel and comprehensive database on bank resolution regimes in 22 member countries of the Financial Stability Board, we analyze how systemic risk at bank level changes in response to system-wide and bank-speci c shocks, depending on the prevailing bank resolution regimes. We find that systemic risk increases more for banks in countries with more comprehensive bank resolution frameworks after negative system-wide shocks, such as Lehman Brothers' default, while it decreases more after positive system-wide shocks, such as Draghi's "Whatever it takes" speech. In contrast, systemic risk increases less in countries with more comprehensive bank resolution regimes in the case of bank-speci fic negative shocks, such as Deutsche Bank's loss announcement in 2016. These results suggest that bank resolution rules are effective in dealing with bank-specifi c shocks, while they may exacerbate the effect of system-wide shocks.