Bank of England Staff Working Paper – Negative rates, monetary policy transmission and cross-border lending via international financial centres

Author(s):Desislava Andreeva, Andra Coman, Mary Everett, Maren Froemel, Kelvin Ho, Simon Lloyd, Baptiste Meunier, Justine Pedrono, Dennis Reinhardt, Andrew Wong, Eric Wong and Dawid Żochowski Date:January 2023 Abstract: We study the effects of negative interest rate policies (NIRP) on the transmission of monetary policy through cross-border lending. Using bank-level data from international financial centres (IFCs)[…]

NBER Working Paper – Loose Monetary Policy and Financial Instability

Author(s):Maximilian Grimm, Òscar Jordà, Moritz Schularick, and Alan M. Taylor Date:February 2023 Abstract: Do periods of persistently loose monetary policy increase financial fragility and the likelihood of a financial crisis? This is a central question for policymakers, yet the literature does not provide systematic empirical evidence about this link at the aggregate level. In this[…]

NBER Working Paper – Catching Up by ‘Deglobalizing’: Capital Account Policy and Economic Growth

Author(s):Paul Bergin, Woo Jin Choi, and Ju H. Pyun Date:February 2023 Abstract: While substantial empirical research has evaluated the question of whether capital account openness promotes economic growth, this paper finds empirical evidence for cases where the opposite is true—that a policy of capital controls can promote economic growth, when combined with a policy of[…]

ECB Working Paper – CBDC and financial stability

Author(s):Toni Ahnert, Peter Hoffmann, Agnese Leonello, and Davide Porcellacchia Date:February 2023 Abstract: What is the effect of Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC) on financial stability? We answer this question by studying a model of financial intermediation with an endogenously determined probability of a bank run, using global games. As an alternative to bank deposits, consumers[…]

BIS Working Paper – Non-bank lending during crises

Author(s):Iñaki Aldasoro, Sebastian Doerr, and Haonan Zhou Date:February 2023 Abstract: This paper shows that non-banks curtail their syndicated credit by significantly more than banks during crises, even after accounting for time-varying lender and borrower characteristics. We provide novel evidence that differences in the value of lending relationships explain most of the gap: unlike for banks,[…]

FSB assesses financial stability risks of decentralised finance

By Financial Stability Board (FSB) The Financial Stability Board (FSB) today published a report on the financial stability risks of Decentralised Finance (DeFi). DeFi is commonly used to describe services in crypto-asset markets that aim to replicate some functions of the traditional financial system in a supposedly decentralised manner – though the actual level of[…]

Banks’ business models: an uncertain environment needs agile steering

By European Central Bank ECB Banking Supervision aims to keep banks sound and healthy. This requires ongoing supervision of their activities today, as well as making sure they are fit for tomorrow. Especially in uncertain times, effectively adapting business models to changes in the macroeconomic environment is crucial for managing risk. This is why banks’[…]