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Cross-border banking was supposed to bring benefits of increased competition, scale economies and diversification. In practice, however, the internationalization of banking also gave rise to the transmission of economic shocks worldwide, and allowed banks to grow very large relative to the size of some economies with concomitant risks to financial stability.

This conference aims to evaluate the current state of cross-border banking following the financial crisis that started in 2007. Before the crisis, a strong trend towards more cross-border banking existed. The global crisis, however, could curb this development as a number of banks are retrenching and seem to curtail their international activities either forced or voluntarily. This conference addresses the questions of how cross-border banking activities affected the global financial system, what went wrong with cross-border banking and what can be done to reach its full potential as part of an efficient global financial system.

A keynote speech will be delivered by Linda Goldberg (New York Fed)

Researchers from universities, international institutions, supervisory authorities and central banks are encouraged to submit empirical and theoretical research papers.

Topics include but are not limited to:

  • The development of cross-border banking in global capital flows 
  • The relative merits of banking in channeling international capital flows 
  • The performance of domestic and cross-border banks in terms of efficiency and risk 
  • Cross-border bank entry, competition and implications for bank customers 
  • The asset allocation and activity mix of cross-border banks 
  • The funding pattern of cross-border banks 
  • Implications of the internationalization of banks for systemic risk 
  • The experience of cross-border banks with bank failures and with bank failure resolution 
  • Impact of cross-border banks for the availability of credit over the business cycle 
  • Transmission of macroeconomic shocks through cross-border banks 
  • Optimal arrangements and reform of supervision and failure resolution of cross-border banks
  • Deposit insurance arrangements for cross-border banks 
  • Taxation of cross-border banks