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Cross-Border Financial Surveillance: A Network Perspective

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  • Marco A Espinosa-Vega
  • Mr. Juan Sole

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Effective cross-border financial surveillance requires the monitoring of direct and indirect systemic linkages. This paper illustrates how network analysis could make a significant contribution in this regard by simulating different credit and funding shocks to the banking systems of a number of selected countries. After that, we show that the inclusion of risk transfers could modify the risk profile of entire financial systems, and thus an enriched simulation algorithm able to account for risk transfers is proposed. Finally, we discuss how some of the limitations of our simulations are a reflection of existing information and data gaps, and thus view these shortcomings as a call to improve the collection and analysis of data on cross-border financial exposures.

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  • Marco A Espinosa-Vega & Mr. Juan Sole, 2010. "Cross-Border Financial Surveillance: A Network Perspective," IMF Working Papers 2010/105, International Monetary Fund.
  • Handle: RePEc:imf:imfwpa:2010/105
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