Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/68467
Authors: 
Memmel, Christoph
Gündüz, Yalin
Raupach, Peter
Year of Publication: 
2012
Series/Report no.: 
Discussion Paper, Deutsche Bundesbank 36/2012
Abstract: 
Using a unique data set on German banks' loans to the German real economy, we investigate banks' credit risk. This data set includes the volume of loans per bank and industry as well as the corresponding write-downs. Our empirical study for the period 2003-2011 yields the following results: (i) Beyond the nationwide credit loss rate, industry composition, and regional factors, the loans' maturity structure is found to drive the bank-wide loss rates in the credit portfolio. (ii) The nationwide loss rate has the most impact, followed by the maturity structure and the industry composition. (iii) For nationwide banks, these common factors explain about 26% of the time variation in the loss rate of credit portfolios; for regional banks, this percentage is less than eight percent.
Subjects: 
credit risk
systematic risk
maturity
stress tests
JEL: 
G21
ISBN: 
978-3-86558-876-0
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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