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Crises and Rescues: Liquidity Transmission through Global Banks

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  • Claudia Buch

    (Deutsche Bundesbank)

  • Cathérine Koch

    (Bank for International Settlements)

  • Michael Koetter

    (Halle Institute for Economic Research (IWH), Otto-von-Guericke University Magdeburg)

Abstract

This paper shows that global banks transmit liquidity shocks via their network of foreign affiliates. We use the (unexpected) access of German banks' affiliates located in the United States to the Federal Reserve's Term Auction Facility. We condition on the parent banks' U.S. dollar funding needs in order to examine how affiliates located outside the United States adjusted their balance sheets when the U.S. affiliate of the same parent tapped into TAF liquidity. Our research has three main findings. First, affiliates tied to parents with higher U.S. dollar funding needs expanded their foreign assets during periods of active TAF borrowing. Second, the overall effects are driven by affiliates located in financial centers. Third, U.S.- dollar-denominated lending particularly increased in response to the TAF program.

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  • Claudia Buch & Cathérine Koch & Michael Koetter, 2018. "Crises and Rescues: Liquidity Transmission through Global Banks," International Journal of Central Banking, International Journal of Central Banking, vol. 14(4), pages 187-228, September.
  • Handle: RePEc:ijc:ijcjou:y:2018:q:3:a:5
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    Cited by:

    1. Frey, Rainer & Weth, Mark, 2019. "Banks' holdings of risky sovereign bonds in the absence of the nexus: Yield seeking with central bank funding or de-risking?," Discussion Papers 19/2019, Deutsche Bundesbank.
    2. Avdjiev, Stefan & Koch, Cathérine & McGuire, Patrick & von Peter, Goetz, 2018. "Transmission of monetary policy through global banks: Whose policy matters?," Journal of International Money and Finance, Elsevier, vol. 89(C), pages 67-82.
    3. Kneer, Christiane & Raabe, Alexander, 2019. "Tracking foreign capital: the effect of capital inflows on bank lending in the UK," Bank of England working papers 804, Bank of England.

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    JEL classification:

    • G01 - Financial Economics - - General - - - Financial Crises
    • F34 - International Economics - - International Finance - - - International Lending and Debt Problems
    • G21 - Financial Economics - - Financial Institutions and Services - - - Banks; Other Depository Institutions; Micro Finance Institutions; Mortgages

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