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International Banking and Cross-Border Effects of Regulation: Lessons from Chile

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  • Luis Cabezas
  • Alejandro Jara

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In this paper we address whether foreign regulations affect the domestic activity of a select group of internationally active banks in Chile, for the 2002q2-2013q4 sample period. We find that the spillover effects generated by changes in the prudential policy abroad have a positive, but relatively weak impact on domestic lending. When comparing the two dimensions of prudential regulations, i.e. inward transmission through international exposure of domestic banks and through affiliates of foreign-owned banks, the spillovers transmitted through the first approach are stronger and economically more significant than through the foreign subsidiary relationship. This result is robust to different specifications, and might suggest that foreign subsidiaries in Chile behave just like domestic banks, as they have to comply with the local regulation in the same way as local banks. Above all, capital requirements appear to be the most significant prudential policy affecting domestic lending.

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  • Luis Cabezas & Alejandro Jara, 2016. "International Banking and Cross-Border Effects of Regulation: Lessons from Chile," Working Papers Central Bank of Chile 790, Central Bank of Chile.
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    1. Jana Ohls & Marcus Pramor & Lena Tonzer, 2017. "International Banking and Cross-Border Effects of Regulation: Lessons from Germany," International Journal of Central Banking, International Journal of Central Banking, vol. 13(2), pages 129-162, March.
    2. Claudia M Buch & Linda S Goldberg, 2017. "Cross-Border Prudential Policy Spillovers: How Much? How Important? Evidence from the International Banking Research Network," International Journal of Central Banking, International Journal of Central Banking, vol. 13(2), pages 505-558, March.
    3. Alejandro Jara & Luis Cabezas, 2017. "International Banking and Cross-Border Effects of Regulation: Lessons from Chile," International Journal of Central Banking, International Journal of Central Banking, vol. 13(2), pages 95-127, March.
    4. Gabriel Levin-Konigsberg & Calixto López & Fabrizio López-Gallo & Serafín Martínez-Jaramillo, 2017. "International Banking and Cross-Border Effects of Regulation: Lessons from Mexico," International Journal of Central Banking, International Journal of Central Banking, vol. 13(2), pages 249-271, March.
    5. Jose M Berrospide & Ricardo Correa & Linda S Goldberg & Friederike Niepmann, 2017. "International Banking and Cross-Border Effects of Regulation: Lessons from the United States," International Journal of Central Banking, International Journal of Central Banking, vol. 13(2), pages 435-476, March.

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