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Frank Diebold, U Penn Print
Thursday, 06 October 2016, 16:30 - 18:00

Joint with KULeuven, UA, UCL, UGent, ULB, ULg, UMons, UNamur, USaint-Louis and VUB

Frank Diebold, University of Pennsylvania

Estimating Global Bank Network Connectedness 

Abstract:  We use lasso methods to shrink, select and estimate the network linking the publicly-traded subset of the world’s top 150 banks, 2003-2014. We characterize static network connectedness using full sample estimation and dynamic network connectedness using rolling-window estimation. Statistically, we find that global banking connectedness is clearly linked to bank location, not bank assets. Dynamically, we find that global banking connectedness displays both secular and cyclical variation. The secular variation corresponds to gradual increases/decreases during episodes of gradual increases/decreases in global market integration. The cyclical variation corresponds to sharp increases during crises, involving mostly cross-country, as opposed to within-country, bank linkages.


The seminar will be held in the auditorium of the National Bank of Belgium (Room A2), entrance: rue Montagne aux Herbes potagères 61, Brussels.

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Location: NBB auditorium A2
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