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Shock transmission through international banks: the Italian case

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  • Marianna Caccavaio

    () (Banca d'Italia)

  • Luisa Carpinelli

    () (Banca d'Italia)

  • Giuseppe Marinelli

    () (Banca d'Italia)

  • Enrico Sette

    () (Banca d'Italia)

Abstract

This paper studies what impact liquidity shocks have on liquid assets and domestic and cross-border lending. In particular, we look for differences across banks depending on their international exposure and we account for the effects of the sovereign debt crisis and the ECB's non-conventional monetary policy measures. Our main findings are that liquid assets are important drivers of lending adjustment to liquidity risk and that this effect is significant for domestic lending but not for foreign lending even considering the characteristics of the destination market. Differences in banks' international exposure play a limited role in the way liquidity shocks are transmitted. Creation-Date: 2014-09

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  • Marianna Caccavaio & Luisa Carpinelli & Giuseppe Marinelli & Enrico Sette, "undated". "Shock transmission through international banks: the Italian case," Questioni di Economia e Finanza (Occasional Papers) 232, Bank of Italy, Economic Research and International Relations Area.
  • Handle: RePEc:bdi:opques:qef_232_14
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    Cited by:

    1. Claudia M Buch & Linda S Goldberg, 2015. "International Banking and Liquidity Risk Transmission: Lessons from Across Countries," IMF Economic Review, Palgrave Macmillan;International Monetary Fund, vol. 63(3), pages 377-410, November.
    2. Piergiorgio Alessandri & Margherita Bottero, 2017. "Bank lending in uncertain times," BCAM Working Papers 1703, Birkbeck Centre for Applied Macroeconomics.

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    Keywords

    liquidity shock; cross-border lending; international banks;

    JEL classification:

    • G20 - Financial Economics - - Financial Institutions and Services - - - General
    • G21 - Financial Economics - - Financial Institutions and Services - - - Banks; Other Depository Institutions; Micro Finance Institutions; Mortgages

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