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

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Galina Hale

University of California, Santa Cruz

Tumer Kapan

International Monetary Fund (IMF)

Camelia Minoiu

Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System

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Date Written: April 23, 2019

Abstract

We study the transmission of financial shocks across borders through international bank connections. Using data on cross-border interbank loans among 6,000 banks during 1997-2012, we estimate the effect of asset-side exposures to banks in countries experiencing systemic banking crises on profitability, credit, and the performance of borrower firms. Crisis exposures reduce bank returns and tighten credit conditions for borrowers, constraining investment and growth. The effects are larger for foreign borrowers, including in countries not experiencing banking crises. Our results document the extent of cross-border crisis transmission, but also highlight the resilience of financial networks to idiosyncratic shocks.

Keywords: cross-border interbank exposures, banking crises, shock transmission, bank loans, real economy

JEL Classification: F34, F36, F6, G01, G21

Suggested Citation

Hale, Galina and Kapan, Tumer and Minoiu, Camelia, Shock Transmission through Cross-Border Bank Lending: Credit and Real Effects (April 23, 2019). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2747562 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2747562

Galina Hale

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Tumer Kapan

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Camelia Minoiu (Contact Author)

Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System ( email )

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