International Banking Library

The International Banking Library is a web-based platform for the exchange of research on cross-border banking. It provides access to data sources, academic research, both theoretical and empirical on cross-border banking, as well as information on regulatory initiatives. The International Banking Library is associated with the International Banking Research Network (IBRN), a research network of Central Banks worldwide. The International Banking Library addresses researchers, policymakers, and students of international banking and economics in search of comprehensive information on international banking issues.

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BIS Working Paper: FX intervention and domestic credit: Evidence from high-frequency micro data

Authors: Boris Hofmann, Hyun Song Shin and Mauricio Villamizar-Villegas Date: March 2019 Abstract: We employ a rarely available high-frequency micro data set to study the impact of foreign exchange intervention on domestic credit growth. We find that sterilised purchases of dollars by the central bank dampens the flow of new domestic corporate loans in Colombia.[…]

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IMF Working Paper – Digging Deeper–Evidence on the Effects of Macroprudential Policies from a New Database

Authors: Zohair Alam, Adrian Alter, Jesse Eiseman, Gaston Gelos, Heedon Kang, Machiko Narita, Erlend Nier, and Naixi Wang Date: March 2019 Abstract: This paper introduces a new comprehensive database of macroprudential policies, which combines information from various sources and covers 134 countries from January 1990 to December 2016. Using these data, we first confirm that[…]

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CEPR Discussion Paper: Host-Country Financial Development and Multinational Activity

Authors: Kamran Bilir, Davin Chor, Kalina Manova Date: February 2019 Abstract: This paper evaluates the influence of host-country financial conditions on the global operations of multinational firms. Using detailed U.S. data, we establish that financial development in a country is associated with relatively more entry by multinational affiliates, as well as with higher aggregate affiliate[…]

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BIS Working Paper: An examination of initial experience with the global systemically important bank framework

Authors: / Date: February 2019 Abstract: This paper presents a first analysis of the experience to date with the global systemically important bank (G-SIB) framework, the methodology for assessing the systemic importance of G-SIBs. Several issues are examined. First, we investigate whether G-SIBs and non-G-SIBs have behaved differently since the implementation of the G-SIB framework[…]

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CEPR Discussion Paper – Banks’ Systemic Risk and Monetary Policy

Authors: Ester Faia, and Soeren Karau Date: January 2019 Abstract: The risk-taking channel of monetary policy acquires relevance only if it affects systemic risk. We find robust evidence of a systemic risk-taking channel using cross-country and time-series evidence in panel and proxy VARs for 29 G-SIBs from seven countries. We detect a significant role for[…]

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Financial Intermediation in a Globalized World – a Deutsche Bundesbank – IWH – ECONtribute – CEPR conference
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Deutsche Bundesbank HV Hessen, 5, Taunusanlage, Innenstadt, Frankfurt, Regierungsbezirk Darmstadt, Hesse, 60329, Germany
Community Banking in the 21st Century Seventh Annual Community Banking Research and Policy Conference
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Federal Reserve Bank, Locust Street, St. Louis, City of St. Louis, Missouri, 63101, USA
6th SAFE Asset Pricing Workshop
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Frankfurt, Germany
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