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International Banking and Cross-Border Effects of Regulation: Lessons from Turkey

Yusuf Baskaya (), Mahir Binici and Turalay Kenç

International Journal of Central Banking, 2017, vol. 13, issue 2, 379-403

Abstract: How do regulatory changes in a foreign country affect the lending growth in another country? This paper addresses this question using bank-level data from Turkey and macroprudential measures from fifty-six countries over a sample period of 2006–13. We offer evidence for the existence of the inward transmission of foreign prudential regulations by showing that the macroprudential tightening abroad leads to lending growth by the banks in Turkey. We find that domestic affiliates of foreign banks play a more prominent role in this transmission. We show that the existence and the magnitude spillovers differ across bank characteristics or the prudential instruments. Finally, our results indicate that the spillovers depend on the financial cycles.

Date: 2017
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