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Do Foreign Banks Stabilize Cross-Border Bank Flows and Domestic Lending in Emerging Markets? Evidence from the Global Financial Crisis

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  • Ursula Vogel

    (Frankfurt School of Finance & Management, Sonnemannstrasse 9–11, Frankfurt 60314, Germany.)

  • Adalbert Winkler

    (Frankfurt School of Finance & Management, Sonnemannstrasse 9–11, Frankfurt 60314, Germany.)

Abstract

Foreign banks have increased their market share in many emerging markets since the mid-1990s. We analyse the stability implications of foreign banks for cross-border and domestic bank lending in the global financial crisis. Our results suggest that a higher foreign bank presence was associated with more stable cross-border bank flows. This result is largely driven by two regions: Eastern Europe and Sub-Saharan Africa. However, we fail to find similar evidence for domestic bank lending. This indicates that the financial stability benefits of a stronger foreign bank presence in emerging markets did not spill over from cross-border flows to domestic lending.

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  • Ursula Vogel & Adalbert Winkler, 2012. "Do Foreign Banks Stabilize Cross-Border Bank Flows and Domestic Lending in Emerging Markets? Evidence from the Global Financial Crisis," Comparative Economic Studies, Palgrave Macmillan;Association for Comparative Economic Studies, vol. 54(3), pages 507-530, September.
  • Handle: RePEc:pal:compes:v:54:y:2012:i:3:p:507-530
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