International Fiscal-financial Spillovers: The Effect of Fiscal Shocks on Cross-border Bank Lending

Author/Editor:

Sangyup Choi ; Davide Furceri ; Chansik Yoon

Publication Date:

July 12, 2019

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Summary:

This paper sheds new light on the degree of international fiscal-financial spillovers by investigating the effect of domestic fiscal policies on cross-border bank lending. By estimating the dynamic response of U.S. cross-border bank lending towards the 45 recipient countries to exogenous domestic fiscal shocks (both measured by spending and revenue) between 1990Q1 and 2012Q4, we find that expansionary domestic fiscal shocks lead to a statistically significant increase in cross-border bank lending. The magnitude of the effect is also economically significant: the effect of 1 percent of GDP increase (decrease) in spending (revenue) is comparable to an exogenous decline in the federal funds rate. We also find that fiscal shocks tend to have larger effects during periods of recessions than expansions in the source country, and that the adverse effect of a fiscal consolidation is larger than the positive effect of the same size of a fiscal expansion. In contrast, we do not find systematic and statistically significant differences in the spillover effects across recipient countries depending on their exchange rate regime, although capital controls seem to play some moderating role. The extension of the analysis to a panel of 16 small open economies confirms the finding from the U.S. economy.

Series:

Working Paper No. 19/150

Subject:

English

Publication Date:

July 12, 2019

ISBN/ISSN:

9781484389690/1018-5941

Stock No:

WPIEA2019150

Price:

$18.00 (Academic Rate:$18.00)

Format:

Paper

Pages:

60

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