We develop a stochastic programming model of the monopolistic competition banking firm. It assumes the bank faces a downward-sloping loan demand curve and is a price taker in securities markets. Uncertainty and liquidity requirements are incorporated. Bank decisions are made within a two-stage framework where realized disturbances that violate constraints can be rectified ex post at a cost. The results are: (1) Optimal loan and deposit rates are positive functions of the recourse penalty. (2) Asset/liability decisions are interdependent and elastically supplied deposits lower the loan rate. (3) The effect of uncertainty depends upon the penalty rate level.
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- Economics and Econometrics