The Federal Reserve Bank of New York has launched a research repository to facilitate information sharing among central bank researchers across the world. The website for the International Banking Research Network (IBRN), a group that aims to build a collaborative community of central bank analysts, will house research on global banks and their activities.
On the website, economists and analysts from participating central banks share results and insights on timely topics in the banking sector. Visitors can access several country studies from IBRN’s 2013 initiative on banks’ response to liquidity risk, with additional research available during the coming months. This year, research will examine the effect of regulatory changes on bank behavior and global banking activity.
About the International Banking Research Network
The International Banking Research Network brings together central bank researchers from around the world to analyze issues pertaining to global banks. The IRBN seeks to improve policy discussion and analytical work by using bank-level data collected in regulatory reporting; investigate the causes, channels and consequences of shock transmission through internationally active banks; and explore the sources of heterogeneity in adjustment across banks and across countries. It was established in 2012 by Austrian, German, U.S. and U.K. researchers who saw a need for joint analysis of key questions. The IRBN is co-directed by New York Fed and Deutsche Bundesbank staff.