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Author(s):Salih Fendoglu, Eda Gulsen and José Luis Peydró Date:September 2020 Abstract: We show that global liquidity limits the effectiveness of local monetary policy on credit markets. The mechanism is via a bank carry trade in international markets when local monetary policy tightens. For identification, we exploit global (VIX, U.S. monetary policy) shocks and loan-level data[…]
Author(s): Martijn Adriaan Boermans and Rients Galema Date:July 2020 Abstract: We study how investor’s persistent preference to invest more in the home market — “home bias” — is affecting investor’s efforts to mitigate risks associated with climate change. When investors have a tendency to tilt their portfolio towards domestic assets, the carbon intensity in the[…]
Author(s): Robin Koepke and Simon Paetzold Date: August 2020 Abstract: This paper provides an analytical overview of the most widely used capital flow datasets. The paper is written as a guide for academics who embark on empirical research projects and for policymakers who need timely information on capital flow developments to inform their decisions. We[…]
Author(s): Kristin Forbes Date: August 2020 Abstract: Countries are using macroprudential tools more actively with the goal of improving the resilience of their broader financial systems. A growing body of evidence suggests that these tools can accomplish specific domestic goals and should reduce country vulnerability to many domestic and international shocks. The evidence also suggests,[…]
CEPR Discussion Paper: Close Competitors? On the Causes and Consequences of Bilateral Bank Competition
Author(s): Ralph De Haas, Liping Lu and Steven Ongena Date: July 2020 Abstract: We interview 379 European bank CEOs to identify their banks’ main competitors. We then provideevidence on the drivers of bilateral bank competition, construct a novel competition measure at thelocality level, and assess how well it explains variation in firms’ credit constraints. We[…]