Integration Among US Banks
51 Pages Posted: 27 Sep 2019 Last revised: 29 Sep 2020
Date Written: September 17, 2020
We define and construct 'integration' for a large sample of 2287 US banks-measured by their level of exposure to common factors-during the period 1993-2019. Integration among US banks shows a steady increase and displays significantly high peaks during episodes of market distress such as the LTCM collapse, the Dotcom bust, the Great Recession and the Eurozone crisis. Regulatory intervention has improved US banks' capitalization, but it has not curtailed banks' exposure to common factors, which continues to rise unabated. Among characteristics associated with integration, we find that bank size is the most significant-both economically and statistically.
Keywords: Bank integration, Bank size, Banking crises, Systemically important banks, Bank risk, Principal component regressions
JEL Classification: G10, G21, G28, C32, C33, C38, C58
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