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Global Banking: Risk Taking and Competition

Ester Faia () and Gianmarco Ottaviano ()

CEP Discussion Papers from Centre for Economic Performance, LSE

Abstract: Direct involvement of global banks in local retail activities can reduce risk-taking by promoting local competition. We develop this argument through a model in which multinational banks operate simultaneously in different countries with direct involvement in imperfectly competitive local deposit and loan markets. The model generates predictions that are consistent with the foregoing argument as long as the expansionary impact of competition on multinational banks' aggregate profits through larger scale is strong enough to offset its parallel contractionary impact through lower loan-deposit return margin (a result valid with both perfectly and imperfectly correlated loans' risk). When this is the case, banking globalization also moderates the credit crunch following a deterioration in the investment climate. Compared with multinational banking, the beneficial effect of cross-border lending on risk-taking is weaker.

Keywords: global bank; oligopoly; oligopsony; endogenous risk taking; expectation of rents extraction; appetitefor leverage (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: G21 G32 L13 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-ban, nep-com and nep-rmg
Date: 2017-03
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