Nicola Limodio

job market seminar

Nicola Limodio

London School of Economics
Deposit volatility, liquidity and long-term investment: Evidence from a natural experiment in Pakistan
Événement annulé

VC Salle A

Centre de la Vieille-Charité - Salle A

Centre de la Vieille Charité
2 rue de la Charité
13002 Marseille

Jeudi 9 février 2017| 12:30 - 14:00

Cecilia Garcia-Peñalosa : cecilia.garcia-penalosa[at]


Deposit volatility lowers loan maturities in presence of costly bank liquidity, which in turn reduces long-term investment and output. We formalise this mechanism in a banking model and analyse exogenous variation in deposit volatility induced by a Sharia levy in Pakistan. Data from the universe of corporate loans and a firm-level survey show that deposit volatility and liquidity cost: 1) reduce loan maturities and lending rates; 2) leave loan amounts and total investment unchanged; 3) redirect investment from fixed assets toward working capital. A targeted liquidity program is quantified to generate yearly output gains between 0.042% and 0.205%.