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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CEPR Working Paper: China’s Overseas Lending

Authors: Sebastian Horn, Carmen M. Reinhart, Christoph Trebesch Date: July 2019 Abstract: Compared with China’s dominance in world trade, its expanding role in global finance is poorly documented and understood. Over the past decades, China has exported record amounts of capital to the rest of the world. Many of these financial flows are not reported[…]

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IMF Working Paper: Capital Flows: The Role of Bank and Nonbank Balance Sheets

Authors: Yuko Hashimoto ; Signe Krogstrup Date: April  2019 Abstract: This paper assesses the role of bank and nonbank financial institutions’ balance sheet foreign exposures and risk management practices in driving capital flow responses to global risk. Using a unique and previously unexplored dataset on domestic and cross border balance sheet positions of financial institutions[…]

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BIS Working Paper: Are international banks different? Evidence on bank performance and strategy

Authors: Ata Can Bertay, Asli Demirgüç-Kunt and Harry Huizinga Date: June 2019 Abstract: This paper provides evidence on how bank performance and strategies vary with the degree of bank internationalization, using data for 113 countries over 2000-15. Over this period, bank internationalization is associated with lower valuations and lower returns on equity. However, developing country[…]

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ECB Working Paper: The procyclicality of banking: evidence from the euro area

Authors: Harry Huizinga, Luc Laeven Date: June 2019 Abstract: Loan loss provisions in the euro area are negatively related to GDP growth, i.e., they are procyclical. Loan loss provisions tend to be more procyclical at larger and better capitalized banks. The procyclicality of loan loss provisions can explain about two-thirds of the variation of bank[…]

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BIS Working Paper: Are international banks different? Evidence on bank performance and strategy

Authors: Ata Can Bertay, Asli Demirgüç-Kunt and Harry Huizinga Date: June 2019 Abstract: This paper provides evidence on how bank performance and strategies vary with the degree of bank internationalization, using data for 113 countries over 2000-15. Over this period, bank internationalization is associated with lower valuations and lower returns on equity. However, developing country[…]

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