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ABOUT US

The International Banking Research Network (IBRN) brings together central bank researchers from around the world to analyze issues pertaining to global banks. It was established in 2012 by Austrian, German, U.S., and U.K. researchers who saw a need for joint analysis of key questions, such as the role of cross-border banking in the transmission of financial shocks. The group has now expanded to include economists and analysts from a broad group of central banks, as well as the Bank for International Settlements and the International Monetary Fund.

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HIGHLIGHTS

2014-16: EXPLORING THE EFFECTS OF REGULATORY CHANGES ON GLOBAL BANKING ACTIVITY

The IBRN’s 2014 research topic has participants exploring the changing scale, type, and location of banking activity stemming from shifts in micro- and macroprudential regulatory policy.

The initiative explores how bank lending responds to prudential policies implemented in home and foreign markets. Researchers consider evidence on the inward transmission of policy changes to the domestic economy as well as outward spillovers to foreign economies. As part of this effort, the IBRN and the IMF collaborated on developing a new database on prudential policy changes for sixty-four countries spanning 2000:Q1 through 2014.
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2016-17: GLOBAL FINANCIAL LINKAGES AND MONETARY POLICY TRANSMISSION

The IBRN’s latest research effort has country teams investigating the impact of conventional and unconventional monetary policy actions on lending of both home-grown domestic banks and hosted foreign banks. By using microbanking data, the teams will be able to compare which bank characteristics, if any, change the nature of transmission and to identify the most important channels of transmission.
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INTERNATIONAL BANKING LIBRARY LAUNCHES

The Halle Institute for Economic Research has introduced the International Banking Library for researchers, policymakers, and students in search of comprehensive information on international banking issues.

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PARTICIPANTS

Central banks and institutions with teams currently participating in the IBRN include:

Portal Access

We post research studies using micro-level banking data and related content for participants on a password-protected site. Current IBRN participants with login credentials can access the portal here:
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Leadership

The IBRN co-directors are Linda Goldberg, a senior vice president of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, and Claudia Buch, deputy president of the Deutsche Bundesbank. The 2014 steering committee includes Banque de France's Matthieu Bussière, Bank of Canada's James Chapman, and Bank of England's Robert Hills. For questions or information, please contact us at ibrn@ny.frb.org.