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.

At the research frontier

NBER Working Paper – Banking without Deposits: Evidence from Shadow Bank Call Reports

Author(s):Erica Jiang, Gregor Matvos, Tomasz Piskorski & Amit Seru Date:March 2020 (revised September 2023) Abstract: We ask how much leverage banks would choose in the absence of safety nets tied to insured deposits. Using uniquely assembled data on capital structure decisions of shadow banks – intermediaries that provide banking services but are not funded by[…]

CEPR Discussion Paper – Sharing the Burden Equally? Intra-Group Effects of Bank Capital Requirements

Author(s):Hans Degryse, Mike Mariathasan, Carola Theunisz Date:September 2023 Abstract: This paper investigates the intra-group transmission of stricter capital regulation imposed at the banking group level. Specifically, we study how a policy-induced increase in the regulatory capital ratio impacts the capital adequacy composition, lending and risk-taking of the affiliated subsidiaries. Using a combination of bank and[…]

CEPR Discussion Paper – Bank restructuring under asymmetric information: The role of bad loan sales

Author(s):Anatoli Segura, Javier Suarez Date:September 2023 Abstract: We study restructuring solutions to the debt overhang problem faced by banks with a deteriorated loan portfolio in the presence of asymmetric information on loan quality. Classical liability restructuring solutions fail to work because banks can overstate the severity of their bad loan problem to obtain additional concessions[…]

CEPR Discussion Paper – Keep Calm and Bank On: Panic-Driven Bank Runs and the Role of Public Communication

Author(s):Damiano Sandri, Francesco Grigoli, Yuriy Gorodnichenko, Olivier Coibion Date:September 2023 Abstract: Using a survey with information treatments conducted in the aftermath of SVB’s collapse, we study households’ perspectives on bank stability, the potential for panic-driven bank runs, and the role of public communication. When informed about SVB’s collapse, households become more likely to withdraw deposits,[…]

CEPR Discussion Paper – The macroeconomic effects of bank capital regulation

Author(s):Sandra Eickmeier, Benedikt Kolb, Esteban Prieto Date:August 2023 Abstract: Using a narrative identification strategy, we trace the dynamic effects of higher US capital requirements to bank lending and the real economy. In the short run, banks deleverage and reduce lending, which in turn lowers real economic activity. However, these effects are temporary. Over the longer[…]


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Matias Ossandon Busch
Matias Ossandon Busch
Senior Economist at the Center for Latin American Monetary Studies
Lena Tonzer
Lena Tonzer
Professor at Otto-von-Guericke University Magdeburg
Economist in the Department of Financial Markets