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The determinants of cross-border bank flows to emerging markets: New empirical evidence on the spread of financial crises

Sabine Herrmann and Dubravko Mihaljek ()

No 2010,17, Discussion Paper Series 1: Economic Studies from Deutsche Bundesbank

Abstract: This paper studies the nature of spillover effects in bank lending flows from advanced to the emerging market economies and identifies specific channels through which such effects occur. Based on a gravity model we examine a panel data set on cross-border bank flows from 17 advanced to 28 emerging market economies in Asia, Latin America and central and eastern Europe from 1993 to 2008. The empirical analysis suggests that global as well as country specific factors are significant determinants of cross-border bank flows. Greater global risk aversion and expected financial market volatility seem to have been the most important factors behind the decrease in cross-border bank flows during the crisis of 2007-08. The withdraw of cross-border loans from central and eastern Europe was more limited compared to Asia and Latin America, in large measure because of the higher degree of financial and monetary integration in Europe, and relatively sound banking systems in the region. These results are robust to various specification, sub-samples and econometric methodologies.

Keywords: Gravity model; cross-border bank flows; financial crises; emerging market economies; spillover effects; panel data (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: C23 F34 F36 G01 O57 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2010
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-ban, nep-fmk, nep-ifn, nep-mon and nep-tra
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