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: Rules versus Discretion in Bank Resolution

Author(s): Lucy White and Ansgar Walther Date: October 2019 Abstract: Recent reforms give regulators broad powers to “bail-in” bank creditors during financial crises. We analyze efficient bail-ins and their  implementation. To preserve liquidity, regulators must avoid signaling negative private information to creditors. Therefore, optimal bail-ins in bad times depend only on public information. As a[…]

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NBER Working Paper: U.S. Monetary Policy and International Risk Spillovers

Author(s): Ṣebnem Kalemli-Özcan Date: September 2019 Abstract: I show that monetary policy divergence vis-a-vis the U.S. has larger spillover effects in emerging markets than advanced economies. The monetary policy of the U.S. affects domestic credit costs in other countries through its effect on global investors’ risk perceptions. Capital flows in and out of emerging market[…]

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NBER Working Paper: A Macroprudential Theory of Foreign Reserve Accumulation

Author(s):Fernando Arce, Julien Bengui, Javier Bianchi Date:September 2019 Abstract: This paper proposes a theory of foreign reserves as macroprudential policy. We study an open economy model of financial crises, in which pecuniary externalities lead to overborrowing, and show that by accumulating international reserves, the government can achieve the constrained-efficient allocation. The optimal reserve accumulation policy[…]

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CEPR Working Paper: Macroprudential Policy with Leakages

Author(s): Julien Bengui, Javier Bianchi Date: August 2019 Abstract: The outreach of macroprudential policies is likely limited in practice by imperfect regulation enforcement, whether due to shadow banking, regulatory arbitrage, or other regulation circumvention schemes. We study how such concerns affect the design of optimal regulatory policy in a workhorse model in which pecuniary externalities[…]

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CEPR Working Paper: A Macroprudential Theory of Foreign Reserve Accumulation

Author(s): Fernando Arce, Julien Bengui, Javier Bianchi Date: August 2019 Abstract: This paper proposes a theory of foreign reserves as macroprudential policy. We study an open economy model of financial crises, in which pecuniary externalities lead to overborrowing, and show that by accumulating international reserves, the government can achieve the constrained-efficient allocation. The optimal reserve[…]

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