International Business Cycle and Financial Intermediation
Tamás Csabafi – Max Gillman – Ruthira Naraidoo
The paper extends a standard two-country international real business cycle model to include
financial intermediation by banks of loans and government bonds. Taking in household
deposits from home and abroad, the loans are produced by the bank in a Cobb-Douglas
production approach such that a bank productivity shock can explain financial data
moments. The paper contributes an explanation, for both the US relative to the Euro-area,
and the US relative to China, of cross-country correlations of loan rates, deposit rates, and
the loan premia. It provides a sense in which financial retrenchment resulted in the US
following the 2008 bank crisis, and how the Euro-area and China reacted. The paper
contributes evidence of how the Euro-area has been more financially integrated with the US,
and China less financially integrated, with the Euro-area becoming more financially
integrated after the 2008 crisis, and China becoming less so integrated.
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