Financial crises and cross-border banking: New evidence

S. Kleimeier*, H. Sander, S. Heuchemer

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The surge in cross-border banking prior to global financial crises took place not only in the interbank market but also in the retail market, e.g. between banks and their private customers abroad. We utilize confidential data to estimate for the first time the effects of banking, currency and twin crises on the geography of cross-border deposits and loans. We show that each crisis type has its own specific effects, that these effects themselves lead to sustained increases in cross-border banking, and that they are different for cross-border loans and deposits, respectively.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)884-915
Number of pages32
JournalJournal of International Money and Finance
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2013


  • Cross-border banking
  • Systemic banking crisis
  • Currency crisis
  • Gravity model
  • Currency union
  • Banking geography

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