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

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  • Marianna Caccavaio

    (Banca d’Italia)

  • Luisa Carpinelli

    (Banca d’Italia)

  • Giuseppe Marinelli

    (Banca d’Italia)

Abstract

In this paper we study how foreign lending by Italian banks adjust to prudential policy changes of destination markets over the period 2000–14. We find a positive prudential spillover effect: Italian banks tend to lend more to countries that tighten a prudential measure. The impact is not very large nevertheless, and it is driven by cross-border lending and lending by hosted branches that are not directly affected by the changes in regulations. This evidence highlights the need for international cooperation among authorities.

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  • Marianna Caccavaio & Luisa Carpinelli & Giuseppe Marinelli, 2017. "International Banking and Cross-Border Effects of Regulation: Lessons from Italy," International Journal of Central Banking, International Journal of Central Banking, vol. 13(2), pages 223-247, March.
  • Handle: RePEc:ijc:ijcjou:y:2017:q:1:a:8
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    1. Eugenio Cerutti & Ricardo Correa & Elisabetta Fiorentino & Esther Segalla, 2017. "Changes in Prudential Policy Instruments - A New Cross-Country Database," International Journal of Central Banking, International Journal of Central Banking, vol. 13(2), pages 477-503, March.
    2. Marianna Caccavaio & Luisa Carpinelli & Giuseppe Marinelli & Enrico Sette, 2015. "International Banking and Liquidity Risk Transmission: Evidence from Italy," IMF Economic Review, Palgrave Macmillan;International Monetary Fund, vol. 63(3), pages 568-584, November.
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    1. Jana Ohls & Marcus Pramor & Lena Tonzer, 2017. "International Banking and Cross-Border Effects of Regulation: Lessons from Germany," International Journal of Central Banking, International Journal of Central Banking, vol. 13(2), pages 129-162, March.
    2. 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.
    3. Diana Bonfim & Sónia Costa, 2017. "International Banking and Cross-Border Effects of Regulation: Lessons from Portugal," International Journal of Central Banking, International Journal of Central Banking, vol. 13(2), pages 341-377, March.
    4. Buch, Claudia M. & Goldberg, Linda S., 2016. "Cross-border prudential policy spillovers: how much? How important? Evidence from the International Banking Research Network," Staff Reports 801, Federal Reserve Bank of New York.
    5. Alejandro Jara & Luis Cabezas, 2017. "International Banking and Cross-Border Effects of Regulation: Lessons from Chile," International Journal of Central Banking, International Journal of Central Banking, vol. 13(2), pages 95-127, March.
    6. Jose M Berrospide & Ricardo Correa & Linda S Goldberg & Friederike Niepmann, 2017. "International Banking and Cross-Border Effects of Regulation: Lessons from the United States," International Journal of Central Banking, International Journal of Central Banking, vol. 13(2), pages 435-476, March.
    7. Stefan Avdjiev & Cathérine Koch & Patrick McGuire & Goetz von Peter, 2017. "International Prudential Policy Spillovers: A Global Perspective," International Journal of Central Banking, International Journal of Central Banking, vol. 13(2), pages 5-33, March.

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