Capital Flows and the International Credit Channel

Recognition Program

Authors: Yusuf Soner Baskaya, Julian di Giovanni, Sebnem Kalemli-Özcan, José-Luis Peydró and Mehmet Fatih Ulu

Journal of International Economics, Vol. 108, No Supplement 1, S15-S22, May, 2017

We examine the role of the international credit channel in Turkey over 2005–2013. We show that larger, more capitalised banks with higher non-core liabilities increase credit supply when capital inflows are higher. This result is stronger for domestic banks relative to foreign banks and survives during the crisis period of post 2008, when foreign banks in general stop lending in emerging markets and retreat to their home countries. By decomposing capital inflows into bank and non-bank flows, we show the importance of domestic banks’ external borrowing for domestic credit growth.

This paper originally appeared as Barcelona School of Economics Working Paper 952
This paper is acknowledged by the Barcelona School of Economics Recognition Program