Difference between revisions of "Procyclical"

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Any quantity that tends to increase when the overall economy is growing.
 
Any quantity that tends to increase when the overall economy is growing.
  
Opposite to Countercyclical.
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=====Bank supervision=====
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The performance of banks tends to be procyclical. They thrive when the economy is strong, and suffer disproportionately when the general economy is weak.
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This is a problem, because it can amplify financial instability.
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Basel III seeks to address the problem of the procyclicality of banks' capital, by requiring them to hold countercyclical buffers.
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Countercyclical is the opposite of procyclical.
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== See also ==
 
== See also ==
 
* [[Countercyclical]]
 
* [[Countercyclical]]
 
* [[Total Loss Absorbing Capacity]]
 
* [[Total Loss Absorbing Capacity]]

Revision as of 21:58, 30 October 2016

In business cycle theory and finance, any economic quantity that is positively correlated with the overall state of the economy.

Any quantity that tends to increase when the overall economy is growing.


Bank supervision

The performance of banks tends to be procyclical. They thrive when the economy is strong, and suffer disproportionately when the general economy is weak.

This is a problem, because it can amplify financial instability.

Basel III seeks to address the problem of the procyclicality of banks' capital, by requiring them to hold countercyclical buffers.


Countercyclical is the opposite of procyclical.


See also