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Lenders on the storm of wholesale funding shocks: saved by the central bank?

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  • Leo de Haan
  • Jan Willem van den End
  • Philip Vermeulen

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We provide empirical evidence on banks’ responses to shocks in the wholesale funding market, using data of 181 euro area banks over the period from August 2007 to June 2013. Responses to funding liquidity shocks for both banks’ lending volumes and loan rates, to households and corporates, are analysed in a panel VAR framework. We thereby distinguish banks by country, extent of Eurosystem borrowing, bank size and capitalization. The results show that shocks in the securities and interbank markets have significant effects on loan rates and credit supply, particularly of banks in stressed countries of the periphery. The results also suggest that central bank liquidity has mitigated this effect on lending volumes. Lending to nonfinancial corporations is more sensitive to wholesale funding shocks than lending to households. Lending volumes of large banks that are typically more dependent on wholesale funding and banks with large exposure to sovereign bonds show stronger responses to wholesale funding shocks.

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  • Leo de Haan & Jan Willem van den End & Philip Vermeulen, 2017. "Lenders on the storm of wholesale funding shocks: saved by the central bank?," Applied Economics, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 49(46), pages 4679-4703, October.
  • Handle: RePEc:taf:applec:v:49:y:2017:i:46:p:4679-4703
    DOI: 10.1080/00036846.2017.1287868
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    • G21 - Financial Economics - - Financial Institutions and Services - - - Banks; Other Depository Institutions; Micro Finance Institutions; Mortgages
    • G32 - Financial Economics - - Corporate Finance and Governance - - - Financing Policy; Financial Risk and Risk Management; Capital and Ownership Structure; Value of Firms; Goodwill

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