Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/17896
Authors: 
Buch, Claudia M.
Year of Publication: 
2001
Series/Report no.: 
Kieler Arbeitspapiere 1063
Abstract: 
International activities of commercial banks are a potential source for the transmission of shocks across countries. In Europe, bank finance plays a relatively important role, and efforts have been made at creating a level playing field for financial institutions. This paper reviews the stylized facts of the integration of European banking markets and the changing nature of cross-border banking. Although the openness of financial systems has increased, bilateral financial linkages among EU countries remain relatively small. The exception are claims of German banks on a number of smaller countries, and we use these data for an analysis of the determinants of cross-border lending patterns.
Subjects: 
cross-border banking
European integration
transmission of shocks
JEL: 
G15
F42
F36
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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