EconPapers    
Economics at your fingertips  
 

Distance and International Banking

Claudia Buch

No 1043, Kiel Working Papers from Kiel Institute for the World Economy (IfW)

Abstract: If the technological revolution which has taken place over the past decades has lowered information costs and if information costs increase in distance, distance should – ceteris paribus – become less important in determining international bank lending. We are using a dataset on assets and liabilities of commercial banks from five countries (France, Germany, Italy, UK, US) in up to 50 host countries for the years 1983 through 1998 to test this hypothesis. For the European banks, distance has remained of the same importance it used to have. For the US, a declining importance of distance was found. Several interpretations of these findings are discussed.

Keywords: cross-border banking; information costs (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: F21 G21 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2001
References: View references in EconPapers View complete reference list from CitEc
Citations: View citations in EconPapers (21) Track citations by RSS feed

Downloads: (external link)
https://www.econstor.eu/bitstream/10419/17726/1/kap1043.pdf (application/pdf)

Related works:
Journal Article: Distance and International Banking (2005) Downloads
This item may be available elsewhere in EconPapers: Search for items with the same title.

Export reference: BibTeX RIS (EndNote, ProCite, RefMan) HTML/Text

Persistent link: https://EconPapers.repec.org/RePEc:zbw:ifwkwp:1043

Access Statistics for this paper

More papers in Kiel Working Papers from Kiel Institute for the World Economy (IfW) Contact information at EDIRC.
Bibliographic data for series maintained by ZBW - Leibniz Information Centre for Economics ().

 
Page updated 2019-10-16
Handle: RePEc:zbw:ifwkwp:1043