BIS Working Paper: FX intervention and domestic credit: Evidence from high-frequency micro data

Authors: Boris Hofmann, Hyun Song Shin and Mauricio Villamizar-Villegas Date: March 2019 Abstract: We employ a rarely available high-frequency micro data set to study the impact of foreign exchange intervention on domestic credit growth. We find that sterilised purchases of dollars by the central bank dampens the flow of new domestic corporate loans in Colombia.[…]

IMF Working Paper – Digging Deeper–Evidence on the Effects of Macroprudential Policies from a New Database

Authors: Zohair Alam, Adrian Alter, Jesse Eiseman, Gaston Gelos, Heedon Kang, Machiko Narita, Erlend Nier, and Naixi Wang Date: March 2019 Abstract: This paper introduces a new comprehensive database of macroprudential policies, which combines information from various sources and covers 134 countries from January 1990 to December 2016. Using these data, we first confirm that[…]

CEPR Discussion Paper: Host-Country Financial Development and Multinational Activity

Authors: Kamran Bilir, Davin Chor, Kalina Manova Date: February 2019 Abstract: This paper evaluates the influence of host-country financial conditions on the global operations of multinational firms. Using detailed U.S. data, we establish that financial development in a country is associated with relatively more entry by multinational affiliates, as well as with higher aggregate affiliate[…]

BIS Working Paper: An examination of initial experience with the global systemically important bank framework

Authors: / Date: February 2019 Abstract: This paper presents a first analysis of the experience to date with the global systemically important bank (G-SIB) framework, the methodology for assessing the systemic importance of G-SIBs. Several issues are examined. First, we investigate whether G-SIBs and non-G-SIBs have behaved differently since the implementation of the G-SIB framework[…]

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[…]

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[…]

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[…]

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[…]

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[…]