IMF Working Paper: Capital Flows: The Role of Bank and Nonbank Balance Sheets

Authors: Yuko Hashimoto ; Signe Krogstrup Date: April  2019 Abstract: This paper assesses the role of bank and nonbank financial institutions’ balance sheet foreign exposures and risk management practices in driving capital flow responses to global risk. Using a unique and previously unexplored dataset on domestic and cross border balance sheet positions of financial institutions[…]

BIS Working Paper: Are international banks different? Evidence on bank performance and strategy

Authors: Ata Can Bertay, Asli Demirgüç-Kunt and Harry Huizinga Date: June 2019 Abstract: This paper provides evidence on how bank performance and strategies vary with the degree of bank internationalization, using data for 113 countries over 2000-15. Over this period, bank internationalization is associated with lower valuations and lower returns on equity. However, developing country[…]

ECB Working Paper: The procyclicality of banking: evidence from the euro area

Authors: Harry Huizinga, Luc Laeven Date: June 2019 Abstract: Loan loss provisions in the euro area are negatively related to GDP growth, i.e., they are procyclical. Loan loss provisions tend to be more procyclical at larger and better capitalized banks. The procyclicality of loan loss provisions can explain about two-thirds of the variation of bank[…]

BIS Working Paper: Are international banks different? Evidence on bank performance and strategy

Authors: Ata Can Bertay, Asli Demirgüç-Kunt and Harry Huizinga Date: June 2019 Abstract: This paper provides evidence on how bank performance and strategies vary with the degree of bank internationalization, using data for 113 countries over 2000-15. Over this period, bank internationalization is associated with lower valuations and lower returns on equity. However, developing country[…]

BIS Working Paper: How does the interaction of macroprudential and monetary policies affect cross-border bank lending?

Authors: Előd Takáts and Judit Temesvary Date: May 2019 Abstract: We combine a rarely accessed BIS database on bilateral cross-border lending flows with cross-country data on macroprudential regulations. We study the interaction between the monetary policy of major international currency issuers (USD, EUR and JPY) and  macroprudential policies enacted in source (home) lending banking  systems.[…]

ECB Working Paper: Rules and discretion(s) in prudential regulation and supervision: evidence from EU banks in the run-up to the crisis

Authors: Angela Maddaloni, Alessandro Scopelliti Date: May 2019 Abstract: Prior to the financial crisis, prudential regulation in the EU was implemented nonuniformly across countries, as options and discretions allowed national authorities to apply a more favorable regulatory  treatment. We exploit the national implementation of the CRD and derive a country measure of regulatory flexibility (for[…]

ECB Working Paper: Cross-border effects of prudential regulation: evidence from the euro area

Authors: Fabio Franch, Luca Nocciola, Dawid Żochowski Date: May 2019 Abstract: We analyse the cross-border propagation of prudential regulation in the euro area. Using the Prudential Instruments Database (Cerutti et al., 2017b) and a unique confidential database on balance sheets items of euro-area financial institutions we estimate panel models for 248 banks from 16 euro-area[…]

ECB Working Paper: Macroprudential policy in a monetary union with cross-border banking

Authors: Matthieu Darracq Pariès, Christoffer Kok, Elena Rancoita Date: March 2019 Abstract: We analyse the interaction between monetary and macroprudential policies in the euro area by means of a two-country DSGE model with financial frictions and cross-border spillover effects. We calibrate the model for the four largest euro area countries (i.e. Germany, France, Italy, and[…]

NBER Working Paper: The Transmission of Shocks in Endogenous Financial Networks: A Structural Approach

Authors:Jonas Heipertz, Amine Ouazad, Romain Rancière Date:July 2019 Abstract:The paper uses bank- and instrument-level data on asset holdings and liabilities to identify and estimate a general equilibrium model of trade in financial instruments. Bilateral ties are formed as each bank selects the size and the diversification of its assets and liabilities. Shocks propagate due to[…]