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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IMF Working Paper: Can Good Governance Lower Financial Intermediation Costs?

Authors: Mariusz Jarmuzek and Tonny Lybek Date:December 2018Abstract: This paper argues that better governance practices can reduce the costs, risks and uncertainty of financial intermediation. Our sample covers high-, middle- and low-income countries before and after the global financial crisis (GFC). We find that net interest margins of banks are lower if various governance indicators[…]

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IMF Working Paper – The Micro Impact of Macroprudential Policies: Firm-Level Evidence

Authors: Meghana Ayyagari, Thorsten Beck and Maria Soledad Martinez Peria Date: December 2018 Abstract: Combining balance sheet data on 900,000 firms from 48 countries with information on the adoption of macroprudential policies during 2003-2011, we find that these policies are associated with lower credit growth. These effects are especially significant for micro, small and medium[…]

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IMF Working Paper: Borrowing Costs and The Role of Multilateral Development Banks: Evidence from Cross-Border Syndicated Bank Lending

Authors: Daniel Gurara, Andrea Presbitero and Miguel Sarmiento Date: December 2018 Abstract: Cross-border bank lending is a growing source of external finance in developing countries and could play a key role for infrastructure financing. This paper looks at the role of multilateral development banks (MDBs) on the terms of syndicated loan deals, focusing on loan[…]

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IMF Working Paper: China’s Bond Market and Global Financial Markets

Authors: Eugenio M Cerutti and Maurice Obstfeld Date: December 2018 Abstract: A cross-country comparative analysis shows that there is substantial room for further integration of China into global financial markets, especially in the case of the international bond market. A further successful liberalization of the Chinese bond market would encompass not only loosening bond market[…]

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BIS Working Paper: Gross capital flows by banks, corporates and sovereigns

Authors: Stefan Avdjiev, Bryan Hardy, Sebnem Kalemli-Ozcan and Luis Servén Date: December 2018 Abstract: We construct a new data set of quarterly international capital flows by sector, with an emphasis on debt flows. Using our new data set, we establish four facts. First, the co-movement of capital inflows and outflows is driven by inflows and[…]

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