New research analyses relationship between banks interconnectivity and leverage

18 October 2016 Press Release

The Central Bank has published a new Research Technical Paper by Alessandro Barattieri, Laura Moretti, and Vincenzo Quadrini on ‘Banks Interconnectivity and Leverage’.

  • Strong link between financial interconnectivity and leverage across countries, across institutions and over time.
  • Paper uses balance sheet data for over 14,000 financial intermediaries in 32 OECD countries.
  • The theoretical model can capture the dynamics of leverage and interconnectivity observed in the data.

The Research Technical Paper is available here.


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