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International Banking and Cross-Border Effects of Regulation: Lessons from the Netherlands

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  • Jon Frost

    (De Nederlandsche Bank, Amsterdam, The Netherlands and VU University, Amsterdam, The Netherlands)

  • Jakob de Haan

    (De Nederlandsche Bank, Amsterdam, The Netherlands and University of Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands and CESifo)

  • Neeltje van Horen

    (De Nederlandsche Bank, Amsterdam, The Netherlands and CEPR)

Abstract

The large and concentrated international activities of Dutch banks make the Netherlands particularly relevant for assessing the outward transmission of prudential policies. Analysis of the quarterly international claims of twenty-five Dutch banks in sixty-three countries over 2000–13 indicates that Dutch banks increase lending in countries that tighten prudential regulation. This result is driven particularly by larger banks, by banks with higher deposit ratios, by lending to advanced economies, and by lending in the post-crisis period. The result is not significant in most other subsamples. These findings suggest that banks react to changes in local prudential regulation via foreign lending—which could come either from regulatory arbitrage or from signaling effects of prudential policy on country risk. This contributes to the case for the reciprocation of macroprudential policy.

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  • Jon Frost & Jakob de Haan & Neeltje van Horen, 2017. "International Banking and Cross-Border Effects of Regulation: Lessons from the Netherlands," International Journal of Central Banking, International Journal of Central Banking, vol. 13(2), pages 293-313, March.
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    • F42 - International Economics - - Macroeconomic Aspects of International Trade and Finance - - - International Policy Coordination and Transmission
    • F44 - International Economics - - Macroeconomic Aspects of International Trade and Finance - - - International Business Cycles
    • G15 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - International Financial Markets
    • G21 - Financial Economics - - Financial Institutions and Services - - - Banks; Other Depository Institutions; Micro Finance Institutions; Mortgages

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