Spillovers Through Banking Centers : A Panel Data Analysis

Author/Editor:

International Monetary Fund

Publication Date:

May 1, 2000

Electronic Access:

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Summary:

To test the role of bank lending in transmitting currency crisis we examine a panel of BIS data on bank flows to 30 emerging markets disaggregated by 11 banking centers. We find that bank exposures to a crisis country help predict bank flows in third countries after the Mexican and Asian crisis, but not after the Russian crisis. In the latter, there is evidence of a generalized outflow from emerging markets, rather than outflows linked to prior exposure to Russia.

Series:

Working Paper No. 00/88

Subject:

English

Publication Date:

May 1, 2000

ISBN/ISSN:

9781451851151/1018-5941

Stock No:

WPIEA0882000

Format:

Paper

Pages:

38

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