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Foreign banks and international transmission of monetary policy: Evidence from the syndicated loan market

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  • Demirgüç-Kunt, Asli
  • Horváth, Bálint L.
  • Huizinga, Harry

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This paper examines how the sensitivity of cross-border syndicated loan supply varies with the internationalization of borrower country banking sectors, banks and loan syndicates. A higher foreign bank presence in borrower countries mitigates the transmission of monetary policy. Prior lending experience of international banks in borrower countries also attenuates monetary transmission. In contrast, to the extent they become more international, the credit supply of banks and loan syndicates becomes more sensitive to lender-country monetary policy.

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  • Demirgüç-Kunt, Asli & Horváth, Bálint L. & Huizinga, Harry, 2020. "Foreign banks and international transmission of monetary policy: Evidence from the syndicated loan market," European Economic Review, Elsevier, vol. 129(C).
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:eecrev:v:129:y:2020:i:c:s0014292120301732
    DOI: 10.1016/j.euroecorev.2020.103542
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    Cross-border lending; Monetary transmission; Foreign ownership of banks;
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    JEL classification:

    • E44 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Money and Interest Rates - - - Financial Markets and the Macroeconomy
    • E52 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Monetary Policy, Central Banking, and the Supply of Money and Credit - - - Monetary Policy
    • F34 - International Economics - - International Finance - - - International Lending and Debt Problems
    • F38 - International Economics - - International Finance - - - International Financial Policy: Financial Transactions Tax; Capital Controls
    • F42 - International Economics - - Macroeconomic Aspects of International Trade and Finance - - - International Policy Coordination and Transmission
    • G15 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - International Financial Markets
    • G20 - Financial Economics - - Financial Institutions and Services - - - General

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