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Financial Institutions’ Business Models and the Global Transmission of Monetary Policy

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  • Isabel Argimon
  • Clemens Bonner
  • Ricardo Correa
  • Patty Duijm
  • Jon Frost
  • Jakob de Haan
  • Leo de Haan
  • Viktors Stebunovs

Abstract

Global financial institutions play an important role in channeling funds across countries and, therefore, transmitting monetary policy from one country to another. In this paper, we study whether such international transmission depends on financial institutions' business models. In particular, we use Dutch, Spanish, and U.S. confidential supervisory data to test whether the transmission operates differently through banks, insurance companies, and pension funds. We find marked heterogeneity in the transmission of monetary policy across the three types of institutions, across the three banking systems, and across banks within each banking system. While insurance companies and pension funds do not transmit home-country monetary policy internationally, banks do, with the direction and strength of the transmission determined by their business models and balance sheet characteristics.

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  • Isabel Argimon & Clemens Bonner & Ricardo Correa & Patty Duijm & Jon Frost & Jakob de Haan & Leo de Haan & Viktors Stebunovs, 2018. "Financial Institutions’ Business Models and the Global Transmission of Monetary Policy," International Finance Discussion Papers 1228, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (U.S.).
  • Handle: RePEc:fip:fedgif:1228
    DOI: 10.17016/IFDP.2018.1228
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    1. Buch, Claudia M. & Bussierè, Matthieu & Goldberg, Linda & Hills, Robert, 2019. "The international transmission of monetary policy," Journal of International Money and Finance, Elsevier, vol. 91(C), pages 29-48.
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    3. Isabel Argimón, 2018. "The relevance of currency-denomination for the cross-border effects of monetary policy," Working Papers 1827, Banco de España;Working Papers Homepage.
    4. Jon Frost & Patty Duijm & Clemens Bonner & Leo de Haan & Jakob de Haan, 2018. "Spillovers of monetary policy across borders: International lending of Dutch banks, insurers and pension funds," DNB Working Papers 609, Netherlands Central Bank, Research Department.

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    Keywords

    Monetary policy transmission ; Global financial institutions ; Bank lending channel ; Portfolio channel ; Business models;

    JEL classification:

    • E5 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Monetary Policy, Central Banking, and the Supply of Money and Credit
    • F3 - International Economics - - International Finance
    • F4 - International Economics - - Macroeconomic Aspects of International Trade and Finance
    • G2 - Financial Economics - - Financial Institutions and Services

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