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The Euro and Cross-Border Banking: Evidence from Bilateral Data

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  • Sven Blank

    () (Department of Economics, University of Tuebingen, Mohlstrasse 36, Tuebingen 72074, Germany.)

  • Claudia M Buch

    (1] Department of Economics, University of Tuebingen, Germany[2] Institute for Applied Economic Research IAW, Germany)

Abstract

Has the introduction of the Euro fostered financial integration in Europe? We answer this question using a data set of banks’ bilateral foreign assets and liabilities provided by the Bank for International Settlements. The data cover the pre-Euro period (1995–1998) and the post-Euro period (1999–2005). We use information from 10 OECD reporting countries and all OECD recipient countries. Gravity regressions show a positive and significant impact of the Euro on bilateral financial linkages. This effect is stronger and more robust for banks’ foreign assets than for their foreign liabilities.

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  • Sven Blank & Claudia M Buch, 2007. "The Euro and Cross-Border Banking: Evidence from Bilateral Data," Comparative Economic Studies, Palgrave Macmillan;Association for Comparative Economic Studies, vol. 49(3), pages 389-410, September.
  • Handle: RePEc:pal:compes:v:49:y:2007:i:3:p:389-410
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