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Bank of England Working Paper: Le Pont de Londres: interactions between monetary and prudential policies in cross-border lending
Author(s): Matthieu Bussière, Robert Hills, Simon Lloyd, Baptiste Meunier, Justine Pedrono, Dennis Reinhardt and Rhiannon Sowerbutts Date: January 2020 Abstract: By combining analysis of two unique confidential datasets, we examine how euro-area (EA) monetary policy and recipient-country prudential policy interact to influence the cross-border lending of French banks from France and the UK. We find that[…]
Author(s): Michael Brei, Leonardo Gambacorta, Marcella Lucchetta and Bruno Maria Parigi Date: January 2020 Abstract: The paper investigates whether impaired asset segregation tools, otherwise known as bad banks, and recapitalisation lead to a recovery in the originating banks’ lending and a reduction in non-performing loans (NPLs). Results are based on a novel data set covering 135[…]
Author(s): Maurice Obstfeld Date: February 2020 Abstract: Mark Twain is reputed to have remarked that history does not repeat itself, but it often rhymes. While the Global Financial Crisis of 2008-2009 was not a catastrophe on the order of World War I, there is a broad similarity in the sequelae to both of these events[…]
Author(s): Jean-Edouard Colliard and Co-Pierre Georg Date: February 2020 Abstract: Despite a heated debate on the perceived increasing complexity of financial regulation, there is no available measure of regulatory complexity other than the mere length of regulatory documents. To fill this gap, we propose to apply simple measures from the computer science literature by treating regulation[…]
Author(s): Linda Marlene Schilling Date: December 2019 Abstract: The paper provides a novel theory of how banks not only exploit but also cause being perceived as ‘too big to fail’. Bank creditors are also voters. Economic voting prompts politicians to grant bailouts given a bank failure. The bank’s capital structure acts as a tool to[…]