Eliza Wu

Working paper

The Value of Bank Capital Buffers in Maintaining Financial System Resilience

The Australian Financial System Inquiry (FSI) has identified ways to improve the efficiency and resilience of the Australian banking system. In particular, bank capital levels are expected to be unquestionably strong. However, limited empirical guidance on the size of such buffers exists. We analyse the...
Working paper

The effects of ratings-contingent regulation on international bank lending behaviour: Evidence from the Basel 2 Accord

We investigate the effects of credit ratings-contingent financial regulation on foreign bank lending behavior. We examine the sensitivity of international bank flows to debtor countries’ sovereign credit rating changes before and after the implementation of the Basel 2 risk-based capital regulatory rules. We study the...