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Cross-border transmission of emergency liquidity

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  • Kick, Thomas
  • Koetter, Michael
  • Storz, Manuela

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We show that emergency liquidity provision by the Federal Reserve transmitted to non-U.S. banking markets. Based on manually collected holding company structures of international banks, we can identify banks in Germany with access to U.S. facilities via internal capital markets. Using proprietary interest rate data reported to the German central bank, we compare lending and borrowing rates of banks with and without such access. U.S. liquidity shocks cause a significant decrease in the short-term funding costs of German banks with access. Short-term loan rates charged to German corporates also decline, albeit with lags between two and four months. These spillover effects of U.S. monetary policy are confined to short-term rates.

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  • Kick, Thomas & Koetter, Michael & Storz, Manuela, 2017. "Cross-border transmission of emergency liquidity," Annual Conference 2017 (Vienna): Alternative Structures for Money and Banking 168112, Verein für Socialpolitik / German Economic Association.
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    Keywords

    Monetary policy transmission; emergency liquidity; internal capital markets; interest rates;

    JEL classification:

    • E52 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Monetary Policy, Central Banking, and the Supply of Money and Credit - - - Monetary Policy
    • E58 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Monetary Policy, Central Banking, and the Supply of Money and Credit - - - Central Banks and Their Policies
    • F23 - International Economics - - International Factor Movements and International Business - - - Multinational Firms; International Business
    • F38 - International Economics - - International Finance - - - International Financial Policy: Financial Transactions Tax; Capital Controls
    • G01 - Financial Economics - - General - - - Financial Crises
    • G21 - Financial Economics - - Financial Institutions and Services - - - Banks; Other Depository Institutions; Micro Finance Institutions; Mortgages

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