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International Banking and Cross-border Effects of Regulation: Lessons from the United States

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  • Jose Berrospide
  • Ricardo Correa
  • Linda Goldberg
  • Friederike Niepmann

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Domestic prudential regulation can have unintended effects across borders and may be less effective in an environment where banks operate globally. Using U.S. micro-banking data for the first quarter of 2000 through the third quarter of 2013, this study shows that some regulatory changes indeed spill over. First, a foreign country’s tightening of limits on loan-to-value ratios and local currency reserve requirements increase lending growth in the United States through the U.S. branches and subsidiaries of foreign banks. Second, a foreign tightening of capital requirements shifts lending by U.S. global banks away from the country where the tightening occurs to the United States and to other countries. Third, tighter U.S. capital regulation reduces lending by large U.S. global banks to foreign residents.

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  • Jose Berrospide & Ricardo Correa & Linda Goldberg & Friederike Niepmann, 2016. "International Banking and Cross-border Effects of Regulation: Lessons from the United States," NBER Working Papers 22645, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
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    • F3 - International Economics - - International Finance
    • F4 - International Economics - - Macroeconomic Aspects of International Trade and Finance
    • G15 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - International Financial Markets
    • G21 - Financial Economics - - Financial Institutions and Services - - - Banks; Other Depository Institutions; Micro Finance Institutions; Mortgages

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