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International Financial Contagion: the Role of Banks

Robert Kollmann () and Frederic Malherbe

Working Papers ECARES from ULB -- Universite Libre de Bruxelles

Abstract: This paper provides an overview of recent theories of international financial contagion, with a focus on models in which the balance sheet constraints of global banks (and other financial institutions) are the key of international transmission.

Keywords: global financial crisis; international financial contagion; international financial multiplier; global banks; bank balance sheets; capital ratio; leverage ratio; international interbank market; asset prices; credit losses; bank runs (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 36 p.
Date: 2011-01
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-acc, nep-ban, nep-cba, nep-fmk, nep-ifn and nep-opm
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