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November 14, 2018

Can we measure banking sector competition robustly?

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We discuss existing measures of banking competition along with their advantages and disadvantages. For the Panzar and Rosse H-statistic,we further investigate the robustness of its estimates.

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September 25, 2018

The changing landscape of firm financing in Europe, the United States and Japan

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We re-examine the structure of the financial sector, with a focus on firm financing, household assets and the structure of the banking sector of the 28 EU member countries, Japan and the United States.

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June 5, 2018

How do the Dutch Finance their Own House? – Descriptive Evidence from Administrative Data

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We investigate the major financing components which are used to purchase a house in the Netherlands. This is important to shed more light on the effects of changing lending norms. We look at the full universe of housing transactions in the Netherlands by making use of administrative data from Statistics Netherlands (CBS) for the period 2006-2014.

June 5, 2018

A Review on ESBies - The senior tranche of sovereign bond-backed securities

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Safe assets, assets with low risk and high liquidity, are the cornerstone for modern financial systems. The biggest holders of safe assets are banks, which need to hold safe assets to meet capital and liquidity requirements. Safe assets also provide high-quality, liquid collateral for banks’ repo transactions. Besides, safe assets provide benchmarks for the price formation of other financial assets.

June 1, 2018

Oververhitting op de Nederlandse huizenmarkt?

Publication (in Dutch only)

In dit CPB Achtergronddocument bij de Risicorapportage financiële markten 2018 gaan we nader in op recente ontwikkelingen op de Nederlandse woningmarkt. Speciale aandacht gaat uit naar de factoren die huizenprijzen op de korte en lange termijn verklaren en naar de vraag of oververhitting en bubbels wel vooraf te meten en te bepalen zijn.

May 29, 2018

Towards an EMU banking union: three scenarios

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This publication discusses the need for an EMU banking union and describes three possible transition scenarios. This is a translation of chapter 4 of the Dutch publication.

May 29, 2018

Capital position of banks in the EMU: an analysis of Banking Union scenarios

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This CPB Background Document provides details of the simulations of shocks to the capital position of banks in the EMU that underpins the Financial Risk Report 2018 of the CPB. This involves investigating the potential impact of two legacy problems on the capital position of banks. These problems are the high amount of government debt, especially in Italy, and the high level of non-performing loans on banks’ balance sheets.

February 6, 2018

Effects of Unconventional Monetary Policy on European Corporate Credit

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In this paper we investigate whether the targeted longer-term refinancing operations (TLTRO) and the asset purchase program (APP) led to lower interest rates on new corporate credit, and whether the signalling channel and the capital relief channel played any role in the transmission of these ECB policies.

February 6, 2018

The effects of unconventional monetary policy in the euro area

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How effective are unconventional monetary policies? Through which mechanisms do they work? This discussion paper contains a detailed presentation of the new scientific evidence we reported in the policy brief, and adds to the relatively scarce literature in this field.