The perfect bail‐in: Financing without banks using peer‐to‐peer lending
Source of Publication
International Journal of Finance & Economics
We explore the potential outcomes for financial stability when using peer‐to‐peer lenders to finance economic activity. Combining Random Regression Forests, a machine‐learning process, with an agent‐based model, we perform simulations on artificial economies with various degrees of adoption of peer‐to‐peer lending. We find that as peer‐to‐peer lenders proliferate, there is increased financial instability, lower GDP and higher unemployment. On the other hand, peer‐to‐peer lending increases the total volume of loans given out but demonstrates a preference towards consumer loans (over corporate loans), which has a negative effect in the long run. Finally, introducing peer‐to‐peer lenders increases the access of the unbanked to services which conventional banking is not able to offer within the extant regulatory framework. Our results can help policymakers as they address the issue of regulation in the peer‐to‐peer finance industry.
Peer-to-peer lending, Financial stability, GDP, Unemployment, Unbanked individuals
Polyzos, Efstathios; Samitas, Aristeidis; and Rubbaniy, Ghulame, "The perfect bail‐in: Financing without banks using peer‐to‐peer lending" (2023). All Works. 5875.
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