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

CEPR Discussion Paper: What Types of Capital Flows Help Improve International Risk Sharing?

Author(s): Ergys Islamaj, M. Ayhan Kose Date: November 2021 Abstract: Cross-border capital flows are expected to lead to increased international risk sharing by facilitating borrowing and lending in global financial markets. This paper examines risk-sharing outcomes of various types of capital flows (foreign direct investment, portfolio equity, debt, remittance, and aid flows) in a large[…]

NBER Working Paper – Scrambling for Dollars: International Liquidity, Banks and Exchange Rates

Author(s): Javier Bianchi, Saki Bigio & Charles Engel Date: November 2021 Abstract: We develop a theory of exchange rate fluctuations arising from financial institutions’ demand for dollar liquid assets. Financial flows are unpredictable and may leave banks “scrambling for dollars.” Because of settlement frictions in interbank markets, a precautionary demand for dollar reserves emerges and[…]

CEPR Discussion Paper – “There is No Planet B”, but for Banks There are “Countries B to Z”: Domestic Climate Policy and Cross-Border Bank Lending

Author(s): Emanuela Benincasa, Gazi Kabas, Steven Ongena Date: October 2021 Abstract: We provide evidence that banks increase cross-border lending in response to higher climate policy stringency in their home countries. Saturating with granular set of fixed effects and including a rich set of control variables, we show that the increase in cross-border lending is not driven[…]

NBER Working Paper – Macroprudential Policies and The Covid-19 Pandemic: Risks and Challenges For Emerging Markets

Author(s): Sebastian Edwards Date: October 2021 Abstract: This paper deals with COVID and macroprudential regulations in emerging markets. I document the build-up of a sturdy macroprudential structure during 2009-2019, and the relaxation of regulations in 2020-2021, as part of the effort to deal with the sanitary emergency. I show that in every country, regulatory forbearance[…]

NBER Working Paper: FinTech Lending

Author(s):Tobias Berg, Andreas Fuster, Manju Puri Date:October 2021 Abstract: In this paper, we review the growing literature on FinTech lending – the provision of credit facilitated by technology that improves the customer-lender interaction or lenders’ screening and monitoring of borrowers. FinTech lending has grown rapidly, though in developed economies like the U.S. it still only[…]


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Matias Ossandon Busch
Matias Ossandon Busch
Senior Economist at the Center for Latin American Monetary Studies
Lena Tonzer
Lena Tonzer
Assistant Professor at VU Amsterdam
Economist in the Department of Financial Markets