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Financial Integration and Liquidity Crises

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  • Fabio Castiglionesi
  • Fabio Feriozzi
  • Guido Lorenzoni

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The paper analyzes the effects of financial integration on the stability of the banking system. Financial integration allows banks in different regions to smooth local liquidity shocks by borrowing and lending on a world interbank market. We show under which conditions financial integration induces banks to reduce their liquidity holdings and to shift their portfolios towards more profitable but less liquid investments. Integration helps reallocate liquidity when different banks are hit by uncorrelated shocks. However, when a correlated (systemic) shock hits, the total liquid resources in the banking system are lower than in autarky. Therefore, financial integration leads to more stable interbank interest rates in normal times, but to larger interest rate spikes in crises. These results hold in a setup where financial integration is welfare improving from an ex ante point of view. We also look at the model's implications for financial regulation and show that, in a second-best world, financial integration can increase the welfare benefits of liquidity requirements.

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  • Fabio Castiglionesi & Fabio Feriozzi & Guido Lorenzoni, 2017. "Financial Integration and Liquidity Crises," NBER Working Papers 23359, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
  • Handle: RePEc:nbr:nberwo:23359 Note: IFM
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    1. Fabio Castiglionesi & Fabio Feriozzi & Gyöngyi Lóránth & Loriana Pelizzon, 2014. "Liquidity Coinsurance and Bank Capital," Journal of Money, Credit and Banking, Blackwell Publishing, vol. 46(2-3), pages 409-443, March.
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    1. Fabio Castiglionesi & Fabio Feriozzi & Gyöngyi Lóránth & Loriana Pelizzon, 2014. "Liquidity Coinsurance and Bank Capital," Journal of Money, Credit and Banking, Blackwell Publishing, vol. 46(2-3), pages 409-443, March.
    2. CARLETTI, Elena & LEONELLO, Agnese, 2012. "Credit Market Competition and Liquidity Crises," Economics Working Papers ECO2012/14, European University Institute.
    3. Hiroshi Fujiki, 2013. "Policy Measures to Alleviate Foreign Currency Liquidity Shortages under Aggregate Risk with Moral Hazard," The Japanese Economic Review, Japanese Economic Association, vol. 64(4), pages 504-536, December.
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    5. Carlson, Mark A. & Wheelock, David C., 2016. "Did the Founding of the Federal Reserve Affect the Vulnerability of the Interbank System to Congation Risk?," Working Papers 2016-12, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, revised 06 Oct 2017.
    6. Jose Fique, 2016. "A Microfounded Design of Interconnectedness-Based Macroprudential Policy," Staff Working Papers 16-6, Bank of Canada.
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    8. Augusto Hasman, 2013. "A Critical Review Of Contagion Risk In Banking," Journal of Economic Surveys, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 27(5), pages 978-995, December.
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    JEL classification:

    • F36 - International Economics - - International Finance - - - Financial Aspects of Economic Integration
    • 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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