Has banks' monitoring of other banks strengthened post-crisis? Evidence from the European overnight market

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Title: Has banks' monitoring of other banks strengthened post-crisis? Evidence from the European overnight market
ISBN: 978-952-323-299-0
Author: Tölö, Eero ; Jokivuolle, Esa ; Viren, Matti
Organization: Bank of Finland
Series: Bank of Finland Research Discussion Papers
ISSN: 1456-6184
Series year: 2019
Series number: 22/2019
Year of publication: 2019
Publication date: 25.9.2019
Pages: 45
Subject (yso): pankit; rahoituslaitokset
Keywords: Eurooppa; pankkien väliset markkinat; korot; luotot
JEL: G21; G22; G24; G28
Other keywords: overnight rates; too big to fail; implicit government guarantee; interbank borrowing costs; Bank Recovery and Resolution Directive
Abstract: Using the Eurosystem’s proprietary interbank loan data from more than one thousand banks, practically all major banks in Europe for 2008-2016, we show that larger European banks have had a lower cost of overnight borrowing than smaller banks. The size premium remains significant after controlling for time, relationship lending, competitive environment of lenders, and bank risk characteristics but has decreased over time in countries that were stricken by the Sovereign Debt Crisis. Further, the ultra-short maturity of the overnight loans and the daily frequency at which we measure them provide for an ideal setting to use difference-in-differences analysis to study the potential effect of the Bank Recovery and Resolution Directive (BRRD) on the size premium in overnight rates and to avoid possible simultaneity problems. However, we find that changes in the size premium cannot be related to the implementation dates of the BRRD in different member countries.
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