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 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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CEPR Discussion Paper – The Trials of the Trilemma: International Finance 1870-2017

Authors: Barry Eichengreen, and Rui Esteves Date: January 2019 Abstract: In this paper we survey the history of international finance spanning a century and a half. We start by characterizing capital flows in the long run, organizing our discussion around six facts relating to the volume and volatility of capital flows, measured in both net[…]

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BIS Working Paper – Global Banking, Financial Spillovers, and Macroprudential Policy Coordination

Authors: Pierre-Richard Agénor and Luiz Awazu Pereira da Silva Date: January 2019 Abstract: The gains from international macroprudential policy coordination are studied in a two-region, core-periphery macroeconomic model with imperfect financial integration and cross-border banking. Financial frictions occur at two levels: between firms and banks in each region, and between periphery banks and a global[…]

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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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