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Risk Taking and Interest Rates
			: Evidence from Decades in the Global Syndicated Loan Market

Risk Taking and Interest Rates : Evidence from Decades in the Global Syndicated Loan Market »

Volume/Issue: 2017/16

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Seung Lee , Lucy Qian Liu , and Viktors Stebunovs

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 27 January 2017

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781475572377.001

ISBN: 9781475572377

Keywords: International financial markets, Regression analysis, Credit risk, Monetary policy, Loans, Interest rates on loans, United States, Spillovers, Syndicated loans, risk taking

We study how low interest rates in the United States affect risk taking in the market of crossborder leveraged corporate loans. To the extent that actions of the Federal Reserve affect U.S. interest rates, our anal...