Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/153921
Authors: 
Ongena, Steven
Popov, Alexander
Udell, Gregory F.
Year of Publication: 
2012
Series/Report no.: 
ECB Working Paper 1488
Abstract: 
This paper provides the first empirical evidence that bank regulation is associated with cross-border spillover effects through the lending activities of large multinational banks. We analyze business lending by 155 banks to 9613 firms in 1976 different localities across 16 countries. We find that lower barriers to entry, tighter restrictions on bank activities, and higher minimum capital requirements in domestic markets are associated with lower bank lending standards abroad. The effects are stronger when banks are less efficiently supervised at home, and are observed to exist independently from the impact of host-country regulation.
Subjects: 
Bank Regulation
cross-border financial institutions
financial risk
Lending standards
JEL: 
G21
G28
G32
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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