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counter-cyclical capital buffer

Counter-Cyclical Capital Buffers and Interest-Rate Policy as Complements – The Experience of South Africa

Roy Havemann
Counter-cyclical capital buffers are increasingly popular new "macroprudential" tools. However, there is limited empirical evidence on both the intended and unintended consequences of using these buffers. During the pre-crisis period (2002--2007), South Africa increased capital adequacy ratios to...
Nov 2014
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