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International Banking: the Isolation of the Euro Area

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  • Bouvatier, Vincent
  • Delatte, Anne-Laure

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We assess the evolution of international banking integration at the light of gravity equations on banks’ bilateral consolidated foreign claims data. Our estimates on a panel of 14 reporting countries and their 186 partners between 1999 and 2012 reveal: 1) the forward march of banking integration has reversed only as far as euro area countries are concerned as source or destination countries. 2) Euro area banks have reduced their international exposure inside and outside the euro area to a similar extent. 3) This decline is not a correction of previous overshooting but a marked desintegration. 4) In the rest of the world, the banking integration has strengthened since the financial crisis.

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  • Bouvatier, Vincent & Delatte, Anne-Laure, 2014. "International Banking: the Isolation of the Euro Area," CEPR Discussion Papers 10264, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers.
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    1. Eichler, Stefan & Littke, Helge C.N. & Tonzer, Lena, 2017. "Central bank transparency and cross-border banking," Journal of International Money and Finance, Elsevier, vol. 74(C), pages 1-30.
    2. Xavier Timbeau, 2015. "A diverging Europe on the edge: The independent Annual Growth Survey 2015," Sciences Po publications info:hdl:2441/4s2r6d8kua9, Sciences Po.

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    Keywords

    banking integration; gravity model; international banking;

    JEL classification:

    • F34 - International Economics - - International Finance - - - International Lending and Debt Problems
    • F36 - International Economics - - International Finance - - - Financial Aspects of Economic Integration

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