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Monetary policy and cross-border interbank market fragmentation: lessons from the crisis

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  • Blattner, Tobias
  • Swarbrick, Jonathan

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We present a two-country model with an enhanced banking sector featuring risky lending and cross-border interbank market frictions. We find that (i) the strength of the financial accelerator, when applied to banks operating under uncertainty in an interbank market, will critically depend on the economic and financial structure of the economy; (ii) adverse shocks to the real economy can be the source of banking crisis, causing an increase in interbank funding costs, aggravating the initial shock; and (iii) asset purchases and central bank long-term refinancing operations can be effective substitutes for, or supplements to, conventional monetary policy.

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  • Blattner, Tobias & Swarbrick, Jonathan, 2017. "Monetary policy and cross-border interbank market fragmentation: lessons from the crisis," EconStor Preprints 157881, ZBW - Leibniz Information Centre for Economics.
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    Keywords

    Interbank market; monetary union; financial frictions; cross-border capital flows; unconventional monetary policy;
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    JEL classification:

    • E44 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Money and Interest Rates - - - Financial Markets and the Macroeconomy
    • E52 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Monetary Policy, Central Banking, and the Supply of Money and Credit - - - Monetary Policy
    • F32 - International Economics - - International Finance - - - Current Account Adjustment; Short-term Capital Movements
    • F36 - International Economics - - International Finance - - - Financial Aspects of Economic Integration

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