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IMF Working Paper: Cross-border Banking and the Circumvention of Macroprudential and Capital Control Measures
Authors: Eugenio M Cerutti and Haonan Zhou Date: September 2018 Abstract: We analyze the joint impact of macroprudential and capital control measures on cross-border banking flows, while controlling for multidimensional aspects in lender-and-borrower-relationships (e.g., distance, cultural proximity, microprudential regulations). We uncover interesting spillover effects from both types of measures when applied either by lender or[…]
Authors: Stefan Avdjiev, Uluc Aysun and Ralf Hepp Date: September 2018 Abstract: We find that the lending behaviour of global banks’ subsidiaries throughout the world is more closely related to local macroeconomic conditions and their financial conditions than to those of their owner-specific counterparts. This inference is drawn from a panel dataset populated with bank-level[…]
Authors: Marina Azzimonti, and Vincenzo Quadrini Date: September 2018 Abstract: We study how cross-country macroeconomic spillovers caused by sovereign default affect equilibrium bailouts. Because of portfolio diversification, the default of one country causes a macroeconomic contraction also in other countries. This generates a self-interest for these other countries to bailout the defaulting country. A novel[…]
Authors: Björn Richter, Moritz Schularick, and Ilhyock Shim Date: September 2018 Abstract: Central banks increasingly rely on macroprudential measures to manage the financial cycle. However, the effects of such policies on the core objectives of monetary policy to stabilise output and inflation are largely unknown. In this paper, we quantify the effects of changes in[…]
Authors: Ester Faia, Sebastien Laffitte, and Gianmarco Ottaviano Date: September 2018 Abstract: Using a novel dataset on the 15 European banks classified as G-SIBs from 2005 to 2014, we find that the impact of foreign expansion on risk is always negative and significant for most individual and systemic risk metrics. In the case of individual[…]