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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December 2019: New VoxEU column – The aggregate and distributional effects of financial globalisation

Free trade has contributed to a ‘great convergence’ of emerging market countries toward incomes in industrialised nations in recent decades. It is less clear whether free mobility of capital across national boundaries has conferred similar benefits. This column presents evidence suggesting that the gains in average incomes have been – at best – small, while[…]

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CEPR Working Paper: US Monetary Policy and International Risk Spillovers

Author(s): Sebnem Kalemli-Ozcan Date: October 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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CEPR Working Paper: The Limits of Monetary Economics: On Money as a Medium of Exchange in Near-Cashless Credit Economies

Author(s): Ricardo Lagos, Shengxing Zhang Date: October 2019 Abstract: We study the transmission of monetary policy in credit economies where money serves as a medium of exchange. We find that-in contrast to current conventional wisdom in policy-oriented research in monetary economics-the role of money in transactions can be a powerful conduit to asset prices and[…]

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CEPR Working Paper: Chinese Financial Conditions and their Spillovers to the Global Economy and Markets

Author(s): Rong Fu, Jeremy Lawson, Carolina Martinez, Abigail Watt Date: October 2019 Abstract: Assessing financial conditions in China is challenging given the wide range of conventional and unconventional policy tools the authorities wield to influence economic and market variables. We utilise principal component analysis to construct a new index that captures the most important policy[…]

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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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