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International bank lending channel of monetary policy

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  • Silvia Albrizio

    (Banco de España)

  • Sangyup Choi

    (Yonsei University)

  • Davide Furceri

    (IMF)

  • Chansik Yoon

    (Princeton University)

Abstract

How does domestic monetary policy in systemic countries spillover to the rest of the world? This paper examines the transmission channel of domestic monetary policy in the cross-border context. We use exogenous shocks to monetary policy in systemically important economies, including the U.S., and local projections to estimate the dynamic effect of monetary policy shocks on bilateral cross-border bank lending. We find robust evidence that an increase in funding costs following an exogenous monetary tightening leads to a statistically and economically significant decline in cross-border bank lending. The effect is weakened during periods of high uncertainty. In contrast, the effect is found to not vary according to the degree of borrower country riskiness, further weakening support for the international portfolio rebalancing channel.

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  • Silvia Albrizio & Sangyup Choi & Davide Furceri & Chansik Yoon, 2019. "International bank lending channel of monetary policy," Working Papers 1938, Banco de España.
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    monetary policy spillovers; international bank lending channel; cross-border banking flows; global financial cycles; local projections;
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    • E52 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Monetary Policy, Central Banking, and the Supply of Money and Credit - - - Monetary Policy
    • F21 - International Economics - - International Factor Movements and International Business - - - International Investment; Long-Term Capital Movements
    • F32 - International Economics - - International Finance - - - Current Account Adjustment; Short-term Capital Movements
    • F42 - International Economics - - Macroeconomic Aspects of International Trade and Finance - - - International Policy Coordination and Transmission

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