Foreign-borne Interest Rate Risk: Effects of Foreign Deposits on Monetary Policy and Bank Balance Sheets

Author(s):Rashad Ahmed Date:March 2024 Abstract: Foreign deposits are a key funding source for US commercial banks but subject to a different degree of interest rate risk than domestic deposits. Specifically, foreign deposit betas are significantly larger than domestic deposit betas, implying that the former has shorter effective duration. Larger foreign deposit betas imply that the[…]

NBER Working Paper – The Secular Decline of Bank Balance Sheet Lending

Author(s):Greg Buchak, Gregor Matvos, Tomasz Piskorski & Amit Seru Date:February 2024 Abstract: The traditional model of bank-led financial intermediation, where banks issue demandable deposits to savers and make informationally sensitive loans to borrowers, has seen a dramatic decline since 1970s. Instead, private credit is increasingly intermediated through arms-length transactions, such as securitization. This paper documents[…]

April 2024: Disasters and bank financing

VoxEU Columnby Mikhail Mamonov, Steven Ongena, Anna Pestova Disasters are mostly unexpected, but during recent decades the world has witnessed a rising incidence of disasters of various types, including armed conflicts, infectious diseases, and natural calamities. This rise is expected to continue in the future due to political and demographic developments, nature loss, and climate[…]

April 2024: Banks in Space

University of Chicago BFI Research Brief by Ezra Oberfield, Esteban Rossi-Hansberg, Nicholas Trachter, Derek Wenning The banking deregulation of the 1980s and 90s provides unique evidence of the way in which banks set up their branches across locations. Two forms of sorting explain observed location patterns well. Sorting on size, whereby top banks locate in[…]