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Shock Transmission through Cross-Border Bank Lending: Credit and Real Effect

Galina Hale, Tumer Kapan and Camelia Minoiu ()

No 2016-1, Working Paper Series from Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco

Abstract: We study the transmission of financial sector shocks across borders through international bank connections. For this purpose, we use data on long-term interbank loans among more than 6,000 banks during 1997-2012 to construct a yearly global network of interbank exposures. We estimate the effect of direct (first-degree) and indirect (second-degree) exposures to countries experiencing systemic banking crises on bank profitability and loan supply. We find that direct exposures to crisis countries squeeze banks? profit margins, thereby reducing their returns. Indirect exposures to crisis countries enhance this effect, while indirect exposures to non-crisis countries mitigate it. Furthermore, crisis exposures have real effects in that they reduce banks? supply of domestic and cross-border loans. Our results, based on a large global sample, support the notion that interconnected financial systems facilitate shock transmission.

JEL-codes: E60 G01 F36 F34 G21 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 43 pages
Date: 2016-02-04, Revised 2016-02-04
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Note: This is a significantly revised version of a paper previously titled "Crisis transmission in the global banking network" (IMF Working Paper No. 16/91).
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DOI: 10.24148/wp2016-01

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