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[…]

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[…]

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[…]

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[…]

BIS Working Paper: Foreign currency borrowing, balance sheet shocks and real outcomes

Authors: Bryan Hardy Date: November 2018 Abstract: Emerging market firms frequently borrow in foreign currency (FX), but their assets are often denominated in domestic currency. This behavior leads to an FX mismatch on firms balance sheets, which can harm their net worth in the event of a depreciation. I use a large, unanticipated, and exogenous[…]

IMF Working Paper: House Price Synchronicity, Banking Integration, and Global Financial Conditions

Authors: Adrian Alter, Jane Dokko and Dulani Seneviratne Date: November 2018 Abstract: We examine the relationship between house price synchronicity and global financial conditions across 40 countries and about 70 cities over the past three decades. The role played by cross-border banking flows in residential property markets is examined as well. Looser global financial conditions[…]

ECB Working Paper: Bank to sovereign risk spillovers across borders: evidence from the ECB’s Comprehensive Assessment

Authors: Johannes Breckenfelder, and Bernd Schwaab Date: November 2018 Abstract: We study spillovers from bank to sovereign risk in the euro area using difference specifications around the European Central Bank’s release of stress test results for 130 significant banks on October 26, 2014. We document that following this information release bank equity prices in stressed[…]

ECB Working Paper: Monetary policy and bank equity values in a time of low interest rates

Authors: Miguel Ampudia and Skander Van den Heuvel Date: November 2018 Abstract: This paper examines the effects of monetary policy on the equity values of European banks. We identify monetary policy shocks by looking at changes in the EONIA one-month and two-year swap contract rates during narrow windows around the press statements and press conferences[…]

BIS Working Paper: The effects of prudential regulation, financial development and financial openness on economic growth

Authors: Pierre-Richard Agénor, Leonardo Gambacorta, Enisse Kharroubi and Luiz Awazu Pereira da Silva Date: October 2018 Abstract: This paper studies the effects of prudential regulation, financial development, and financial openness on economic growth. Using both existing models and a new OLG framework with banking and prudential regulation in the form of capital requirements, the first[…]

CEPR Discussion Paper: Are Banking and Capital Markets Union Complements? Evidence from Channels of Risk Sharing in the Eurozone

Authors: Mathias Hoffmann, Egor Maslov, Bent E Sørensen and Iryna Stewen Date: October 2018 Abstract: The interplay of equity market and banking integration is of first-order importance for risk sharing in the EMU. While EMU created an integrated interbank market, “direct” banking integration (in terms of direct cross-border bank-to-real sector flows or cross-border banking-consolidation) and[…]