TARP and other Bank Bailouts and Bail Ins around the World

TARP and other Bank Bailouts and Bail Ins around the World
Author: Allen N. Berger,Raluca A. Roman
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 476
Release: 2020-06-09
ISBN 10: 0128138653
ISBN 13: 9780128138656
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

TARP and other Bank Bailouts and Bail Ins around the World Book Review:

Financial crises are recurring phenomena that result in the financial distress of systemically important banks, making it imperative to understand how to best respond to such crises and their consequences. Two policy responses became prominent for dealing with these distressed institutions since the last Global Financial Crisis: bailouts and bail-ins. The main questions surrounding these responses touch everyone: Are bailouts or bail-ins good for the financial system and the real economy? Is it essential to save distressed financial institutions by putting taxpayer money at risk in bailouts, or is it better to use private money in bail-ins instead? Are there better options, such as first lines of defense that help prevent such distress in the first place? Can countercyclical prudential and monetary policies lessen the likelihood and severity of the financial crises that often bring about this distress? Through careful analysis, authors Berger and Roman review and critically assess the extant theoretical and empirical research on many resolution approaches and tools. Placing special emphasis on lessons learned from one of the biggest bailouts of all time, the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP), while also reviewing other programs and tools, TARP and Other Bank Bailouts and Bail-Ins around the World sheds light on how best to protect the financial system on Wall Street and the real economy on Main Street. Presents a well-informed and rich account of bailouts, bail-ins, and other resolution approaches to resolve financially distressed banks. Uses TARP as a key case study of bailouts that has been thoroughly researched. Provides valuable research and policy guidance for dealing with future financial crises.

Bank Liquidity Creation and Financial Crises

Bank Liquidity Creation and Financial Crises
Author: Allen Berger,Christa Bouwman
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 294
Release: 2015-11-24
ISBN 10: 0128005319
ISBN 13: 9780128005316
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bank Liquidity Creation and Financial Crises Book Review:

Bank Liquidity Creation and Financial Crises delivers a consistent, logical presentation of bank liquidity creation and addresses questions of research and policy interest that can be easily understood by readers with no advanced or specialized industry knowledge. Authors Allen Berger and Christa Bouwman examine ways to measure bank liquidity creation, how much liquidity banks create in different countries, the effects of monetary policy (including interest rate policy, lender of last resort, and quantitative easing), the effects of capital, the effects of regulatory interventions, the effects of bailouts, and much more. They also analyze bank liquidity creation in the US over the past three decades during both normal times and financial crises. Narrowing the gap between the "academic world" (focused on theories) and the "practitioner world" (dedicated to solving real-world problems), this book is a helpful new tool for evaluating a bank’s performance over time and comparing it to its peer group. Explains that bank liquidity creation is a more comprehensive measure of a bank’s output than traditional measures and can also be used to measure bank liquidity Describes how high levels of bank liquidity creation may cause or predict future financial crises Addresses questions of research and policy interest related to bank liquidity creation around the world and provides links to websites with data and other materials to address these questions Includes such hot-button topics as the effects of monetary policy (including interest rate policy, lender of last resort, and quantitative easing), the effects of capital, the effects of regulatory interventions, and the effects of bailouts

Dodd Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act

Dodd Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Government Printing Office
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2021
ISBN 10: 9780160861109
ISBN 13: 0160861101
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Oxford Handbook of Banking

The Oxford Handbook of Banking
Author: Allen N. Berger,Philip Molyneux,John O. S. Wilson
Publsiher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 1312
Release: 2019-10
ISBN 10: 0198824637
ISBN 13: 9780198824633
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford Handbook of Banking Book Review:

The Oxford Handbook of Banking provides an overview and analysis of state-of-the-art research in banking written by leading researchers in the field. This Handbook will appeal to graduate students of economics, banking and finance, academics, practitioners and policy makers. Consequently, the book strikes a balance between abstract theory, empirical analysis, and practitioner and policy-related material. The handbook is split into five parts. Part I, The Theory of Banking, examines the role of banks in the wider financial system, why banks exist, how they function, and their legal and governance structures. Part II entitled Regulatory and Policy Perspectives discusses monetary policy, prudential regulation and supervision, and antitrust policy. Part III of the book deals with bank performance. A number of issues are assessed including efficiency, financial innovation and technological change, globalization and ability to deliver small business, consumer, and mortgage lending services. Part IV of the book provides an overview of macroeconomic perspectives in banking. This part of the book includes a discussion of the determinants of bank failures and crises, and the impact on financial stability, institutional development, and economic growth. Part V examines International Differences In Banking Structures And Environments. This part of the handbook examines banking systems in the United States, Western Europe, Transition countries, Latin America, Japan and the Developing nations of Asia.

The Oxford Handbook of Banking

The Oxford Handbook of Banking
Author: Allen N. Berger,Philip Molyneux,John O.S. Wilson
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 994
Release: 2010
ISBN 10: 0199236615
ISBN 13: 9780199236619
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford Handbook of Banking Book Review:

The Oxford Handbook of Banking provides an overview and analysis of state-of-the-art research in banking written by leading researchers in the field. It strikes a balance between abstract theory, empirical analysis, and practitioner and policy-related material.

Bail ins and Bank Resolution in Europe

Bail ins and Bank Resolution in Europe
Author: Thomas Philippon,Aude Salord
Publsiher: Geneva Reports on the World Ec
Total Pages: 55
Release: 2017
ISBN 10: 9781912179008
ISBN 13: 1912179008
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bail ins and Bank Resolution in Europe Book Review:

The 4th Special Report in the Geneva Reports on the World Economy series reviews the current status of bail-ins and bank resolution in Europe. It first provides a critical comparison of the US and EU bank resolution rules, including the underlying similarities, differences and enhancement points of both frameworks. It then goes on to focus on European banking failures, providing estimates of taxpayer costs and considering the hypothetical application of stronger private sector bail-in consistent with the spirit of the Bank Resolution and Recovery Directive. The report ends with a number of policy recommendations concerning governance, stress testing, cross-border issues and resolution of financial contracts.

Connectedness and Contagion

Connectedness and Contagion
Author: Hal S. Scott
Publsiher: MIT Press
Total Pages: 440
Release: 2016-05-13
ISBN 10: 0262034379
ISBN 13: 9780262034371
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Connectedness and Contagion Book Review:

An argument that contagion is the most significant risk facing the financial system and that Dodd¬Frank has reduced the government's ability to respond effectively.

Crashed

Crashed
Author: Adam Tooze
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 720
Release: 2018-08-07
ISBN 10: 0525558802
ISBN 13: 9780525558804
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Crashed Book Review:

WINNER OF THE LIONEL GELBER PRIZE A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK OF 2018 ONE OF THE ECONOMIST'S BOOKS OF THE YEAR A NEW YORK TIMES CRITICS' TOP BOOK "An intelligent explanation of the mechanisms that produced the crisis and the response to it...One of the great strengths of Tooze's book is to demonstrate the deeply intertwined nature of the European and American financial systems."--The New York Times Book Review From a prizewinning economic historian, an eye-opening reinterpretation of the 2008 economic crisis (and its ten-year aftermath) as a global event that directly led to the shockwaves being felt around the world today. We live in a world where dramatic shifts in the domestic and global economy command the headlines, from rollbacks in US banking regulations to tariffs that may ignite international trade wars. But current events have deep roots, and the key to navigating today’s roiling policies lies in the events that started it all—the 2008 economic crisis and its aftermath. Despite initial attempts to downplay the crisis as a local incident, what happened on Wall Street beginning in 2008 was, in fact, a dramatic caesura of global significance that spiraled around the world, from the financial markets of the UK and Europe to the factories and dockyards of Asia, the Middle East, and Latin America, forcing a rearrangement of global governance. With a historian’s eye for detail, connection, and consequence, Adam Tooze brings the story right up to today’s negotiations, actions, and threats—a much-needed perspective on a global catastrophe and its long-term consequences.

Global Financial Development Report 2019 2020

Global Financial Development Report 2019 2020
Author: World Bank
Publsiher: World Bank Publications
Total Pages: 152
Release: 2019-11-22
ISBN 10: 1464814961
ISBN 13: 9781464814969
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Global Financial Development Report 2019 2020 Book Review:

Over a decade has passed since the collapse of the U.S. investment bank, Lehman Brothers, marked the onset of the largest global economic crisis since the Great Depression. The crisis revealed major shortcomings in market discipline, regulation and supervision, and reopened important policy debates on financial regulation. Since the onset of the crisis, emphasis has been placed on better regulation of banking systems and on enhancing the tools available to supervisory agencies to oversee banks and intervene speedily in case of distress. Drawing on ten years of data and analysis, Global Financial Development Report 2019/2020 provides evidence on the regulatory remedies adopted to prevent future financial troubles, and sheds light on important policy concerns. To what extent are regulatory reforms designed with high-income countries in mind appropriate for developing countries? What has been the impact of reforms on market discipline and bank capital? How should countries balance the political and social demands for a safety net for users of the financial system with potentially severe moral hazard consequences? Are higher capital requirements damaging to the flow of credit? How should capital regulation be designed to improve stability and access? The report provides a synthesis of what we know, as well as areas where more evidence is still needed. Global Financial Development Report 2019/2020 is the fifth in a World Bank series. The accompanying website tracks financial systems in more than 200 economies before, during, and after the global financial crisis (http://www.worldbank.org/en/publication/gfdr) and provides information on how banking systems are regulated and supervised around the world (http://www.worldbank.org/en/research/brief/BRSS).

Responding to Financial Crisis

Responding to Financial Crisis
Author: Adam S. Posen,Rhee Changyong
Publsiher: Peterson Institute for International Economics
Total Pages: 331
Release: 2013
ISBN 10: 0881326747
ISBN 13: 9780881326741
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Responding to Financial Crisis Book Review:

The Asian financial crisis of 1997–98 was devastating for the region, but policymakers at least believed that they gained a great deal of knowledge on how to prevent, mitigate, and resolve crises in the future. Fifteen years later, the Asian developing countries escaped the worst effects of the global crisis of 2008–10, in part because they had learned the right lessons from their own experience. In this important study, the Asian Development Bank and Peterson Institute for International Economics join forces to illuminate the con¬trast between Asia’s performance during the more recent crisis with its performance during its own crisis and the gap between what the United States and European Union leaders recommended to Asia then and what they have practiced on themselves since then. The overriding lessons emerging from the essays in this volume are that countries need to prepare for crises as if they cannot be prevented, make room for stabili¬zation policies and deploy them rapidly when crises hit, and address the need for self-insurance globally if they can, or regionally if they must. Contributors include Simon Johnson, William R. Cline, Joseph E. Gagnon, Stephan Haggard, Masahiro Kawai, Peter Morgan, Donghyun Park, Arief Ramayandi, Kwanho Shin, Edwin M. Truman, Shahin Vallee, Changyong Rhee, and Lea Sumulong

Aftershocks

Aftershocks
Author: Anton Hemerijck,Ben Knapen,Ellen van Doorne
Publsiher: Amsterdam University Press
Total Pages: 283
Release: 2009
ISBN 10: 9089641920
ISBN 13: 9789089641922
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Aftershocks Book Review:

"Aftershocks was written in the midst of the deepest economic crisis since the Great Depression. Although it would be premature to presume to identify the repercussions of the crisis, it is clear that it will have profound aftershock effects in the political, economic, and social spheres. The book contains essays based on semi-structured interviews with leading scholars, European politicians and representatives from the world of business. They reflect on the origins of the crisis as well as the possible social, economic, and political transformations it may engender."--Publisher's description.

Central Banking at a Crossroads

Central Banking at a Crossroads
Author: Charles Goodhart,Daniela Gabor,Jakob Vestergaard,Ismail Ertürk
Publsiher: Anthem Press
Total Pages: 292
Release: 2014-12-01
ISBN 10: 1783083042
ISBN 13: 9781783083046
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Central Banking at a Crossroads Book Review:

This book reflects on the innovations that central banks have introduced since the 2008 collapse of Lehman Brothers to improve their modes of intervention, regulation and resolution of financial markets and financial institutions. Authors from both academia and policy circles explore these innovations through four approaches: ‘Bank Capital Regulation’ examines the Basel III agreement; ‘Bank Resolution’ focuses on effective regimes for regulating and resolving ailing banks; ‘Central Banking with Collateral-Based Finance’ develops thought on the challenges that market-based finance pose for the conduct of central banking; and ‘Where Next for Central Banking’ examines the trajectory of central banking and its new, central role in sustaining capitalism.

The Global Financial Crisis

The Global Financial Crisis
Author: Dick Kazuyuki Nanto
Publsiher: DIANE Publishing
Total Pages: 151
Release: 2009
ISBN 10: 1437919847
ISBN 13: 9781437919844
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Global Financial Crisis Book Review:

Contents: (1) Recent Developments and Analysis; (2) The Global Financial Crisis and U.S. Interests: Policy; Four Phases of the Global Financial Crisis; (3) New Challenges and Policy in Managing Financial Risk; (4) Origins, Contagion, and Risk; (5) Effects on Emerging Markets: Latin America; Russia and the Financial Crisis; (6) Effects on Europe and The European Response: The ¿European Framework for Action¿; The British Rescue Plan; Collapse of Iceland¿s Banking Sector; (7) Impact on Asia and the Asian Response: Asian Reserves and Their Impact; National Responses; (8) International Policy Issues: Bretton Woods II; G-20 Meetings; The International Monetary Fund; Changes in U.S. Reg¿s. and Regulatory Structure; (9) Legislation.

Crisis Economics

Crisis Economics
Author: Nouriel Roubini,Stephen Mihm
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2010-05-11
ISBN 10: 1101427426
ISBN 13: 9781101427422
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Crisis Economics Book Review:

This myth shattering book reveals the methods Nouriel Roubini used to foretell the current crisis before other economists saw it coming and shows how those methods can help us make sense of the present and prepare for the future. Renowned economist Nouriel Roubini electrified his profession and the larger financial community by predicting the current crisis well in advance of anyone else. Unlike most in his profession who treat economic disasters as freakish once-in-­a-lifetime events without clear cause, Roubini, after decades of careful research around the world, realized that they were both probable and predictable. Armed with an unconventional blend of historical analysis and global economics, Roubini has forced politicians, policy makers, investors, and market watchers to face a long-neglected truth: financial systems are inherently fragile and prone to collapse. Drawing on the parallels from many countries and centuries, Nouriel Roubini and Stephen Mihm, a professor of economic history and a New York Times Magazine writer, show that financial cataclysms are as old and as ubiquitous as capitalism itself. The last two decades alone have witnessed comparable crises in countries as diverse as Mexico, Thailand, Brazil, Pakistan, and Argentina. All of these crises-not to mention the more sweeping cataclysms such as the Great Depression-have much in common with the current downturn. Bringing lessons of earlier episodes to bear on our present predicament, Roubini and Mihm show how we can recognize and grapple with the inherent instability of the global financial system, understand its pressure points, learn from previous episodes of "irrational exuberance," pinpoint the course of global contagion, and plan for our immediate future. Perhaps most important, the authors-considering theories, statistics, and mathematical models with the skepticism that recent history warrants—explain how the world's economy can get out of the mess we're in, and stay out. In Roubini's shadow, economists and investors are increasingly realizing that they can no longer afford to consider crises the black swans of financial history. A vital and timeless book, Crisis Economics proves calamities to be not only predictable but also preventable and, with the right medicine, curable.

A Safer World Financial System

A Safer World Financial System
Author: Stijn Claessens,Richard Herring,Dirk Schoenmaker
Publsiher: Centre for Economic Policy research
Total Pages: 149
Release: 2010
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UCSD:31822036651784
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Safer World Financial System Book Review:

Most countries lack an effective framework for dealing with failing systemically important financial institutions (SIFIs). This report argues that any serious attempt to stabilize the global financial system must include carefully crafted policies for restructuring these "too big to fail" cross-border institutions. The report recommends approaches for resolving SIFIs in a way that will maintain national sovereignty, enhance international financial integration, and preserve financial stability. Copublished with the International Center for Monetary and Banking Studies (ICMB)

On the Brink

On the Brink
Author: Henry M. Paulson
Publsiher: Business Plus
Total Pages: 496
Release: 2011-02-15
ISBN 10: 1455502952
ISBN 13: 9781455502950
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

On the Brink Book Review:

When Hank Paulson, the former CEO of Goldman Sachs, was appointed in 2006 to become the nation's next Secretary of the Treasury, he knew that his move from Wall Street to Washington would be daunting and challenging. But Paulson had no idea that a year later, he would find himself at the very epicenter of the world's most cataclysmic financial crisis since the Great Depression. Major institutions including Bear Stearns, Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, Lehman Brothers, AIG, Merrill Lynch, and Citigroup, among others-all steeped in rich, longstanding tradition-literally teetered at the edge of collapse. Panic ensnared international markets. Worst of all, the credit crisis spread to all parts of the U.S. economy and grew more ominous with each passing day, destroying jobs across America and undermining the financial security millions of families had spent their lifetimes building. This was truly a once-in-a-lifetime economic nightmare. Events no one had thought possible were happening in quick succession, and people all over the globe were terrified that the continuing downward spiral would bring unprecedented chaos. All eyes turned to the United States Treasury Secretary to avert the disaster. This, then, is Hank Paulson's first-person account. From the man who was in the very middle of this perfect economic storm, ON THE BRINK is Paulson's fast-paced retelling of the key decisions that had to be made with lightning speed. Paulson puts the reader in the room for all the intense moments as he addressed urgent market conditions, weighed critical decisions, and debated policy and economic considerations with of all the notable players-including the CEOs of top Wall Street firms as well as Ben Bernanke, Timothy Geithner, Sheila Bair, Nancy Pelosi, Barney Frank, presidential candidates Barack Obama and John McCain, and then-President George W. Bush. More than an account about numbers and credit risks gone bad, ON THE BRINK is an extraordinary story about people and politics-all brought together during the world's impending financial Armageddon.

After the Music Stopped

After the Music Stopped
Author: Alan S. Blinder
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 528
Release: 2013-01-24
ISBN 10: 1101605871
ISBN 13: 9781101605875
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

After the Music Stopped Book Review:

The New York Times bestseller "Blinder's book deserves its likely place near the top of reading lists about the crisis. It is the best comprehensive history of the episode... A riveting tale." - Financial Times One of our wisest and most clear-eyed economic thinkers offers a masterful narrative of the crisis and its lessons. Many fine books on the financial crisis were first drafts of history—books written to fill the need for immediate understanding. Alan S. Blinder, esteemed Princeton professor, Wall Street Journal columnist, and former vice chairman of the Federal Reserve Board, held off, taking the time to understand the crisis and to think his way through to a truly comprehensive and coherent narrative of how the worst economic crisis in postwar American history happened, what the government did to fight it, and what we can do from here—mired as we still are in its wreckage. With bracing clarity, Blinder shows us how the U.S. financial system, which had grown far too complex for its own good—and too unregulated for the public good—experienced a perfect storm beginning in 2007. Things started unraveling when the much-chronicled housing bubble burst, but the ensuing implosion of what Blinder calls the “bond bubble” was larger and more devastating. Some people think of the financial industry as a sideshow with little relevance to the real economy—where the jobs, factories, and shops are. But finance is more like the circulatory system of the economic body: if the blood stops flowing, the body goes into cardiac arrest. When America’s financial structure crumbled, the damage proved to be not only deep, but wide. It took the crisis for the world to discover, to its horror, just how truly interconnected—and fragile—the global financial system is. Some observers argue that large global forces were the major culprits of the crisis. Blinder disagrees, arguing that the problem started in the U.S. and was pushed abroad, as complex, opaque, and overrated investment products were exported to a hungry world, which was nearly poisoned by them. The second part of the story explains how American and international government intervention kept us from a total meltdown. Many of the U.S. government’s actions, particularly the Fed’s, were previously unimaginable. And to an amazing—and certainly misunderstood—extent, they worked. The worst did not happen. Blinder offers clear-eyed answers to the questions still before us, even if some of the choices ahead are as divisive as they are unavoidable. After the Music Stopped is an essential history that we cannot afford to forget, because one thing history teaches is that it will happen again.

The Great Financial Plumbing

The Great Financial Plumbing
Author: Karel Lannoo
Publsiher: Ctr for European Policy Studies
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2015-02-06
ISBN 10: 9781783484287
ISBN 13: 1783484284
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Great Financial Plumbing Book Review:

The financial crisis has led to a far-reaching redesign of the European regulatory and supervisory framework for financial markets. This book provides students and professionals with a lucid guide to the new regulations and the policy context that led to the changes.

Ten years of the Vienna Initiative 2009 2019

Ten years of the Vienna Initiative 2009 2019
Author: European Investment Bank
Publsiher: European Investment Bank
Total Pages: 396
Release: 2019-12-19
ISBN 10: 9286143656
ISBN 13: 9789286143656
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ten years of the Vienna Initiative 2009 2019 Book Review:

This year, the Vienna Initiative marks its 10th anniversary. For this special occasion, the Steering Committee has prepared a commemorative book, with essays and contributions from the key actors and institutions instrumental to the work of the Vienna Initiative since its inception. This volume provides a unique window on the Vienna Initiative's innovative crisis mitigation activities, its subsequent evolution and its current scope. At the time of the Lehman crisis, international institutions, national authorities and international commercial banks collaborated closely, taking full responsibility for their strategies in the CESEE region and voluntarily providing firm commitments on their activities. In the form of the Vienna Inititive, they built a functioning coordination platform, capable of transforming and evolving according to changing needs. Ten years later, this coordination platform remains an important of effective inter-institutional and private-private sector cooperation. The establishment of the Vienna Initiative was far from easy. However, given the size of euro area banks' cross-border operations in CESEE, a disorderly deleveraging would have been very costly for both CESEE countries and the foreign banks. With this in mind, the main stakeholders eventually got together to participate in the Vienna Initiative and achieve its main objective. The foreign banking groups committed to maintain their presence in the region, while the EIB, EBRD and the World Bank Group provided substantial financing to banks and the real economy. These efforts had a major positive impact on the region. They helped curb liquidity disruptions and restore confidence in the banking system, while alleviating balance of payments pressures. This coordinated response from commercial banks and IFIs was a prerequisite for the success of the IMF-funded macroeconomic adjustment programs in several CESEE countries. Over time, the Vienna Initiative has transformed itself from a crisis mitigation instrument to a broader coordination platform, dealing with the unique challenges of widespread cross-border banking with regulatory and supervisory interdependence, while supporting the emergence of an efficient, deep and sound banking and financial sector that supports growth in the region. In particular, with CESEE countries on a solid recovery path, the focus has shifted to tackling the legacy problem of high NPLs, or to dealing with the impact of the EU's upgraded institutional framework – particularly the creation of the Banking Union – on the host countries, most of which do not participate in the Banking Union. With the region needing to transform, up-scale its innovation capabilities and adjust to technological change, a dedicated working group has been set up to propose measures that could improve access to finance for innovative firms which typically lack tangible assets and thus may have hard time obtaining standard bank loans in a system that still offers limited alternatives. The Vienna Initiative has been a major achievement of international coordination and an important instrument for the future of the CESEE region.

Systemic Banking Crises Revisited

Systemic Banking Crises Revisited
Author: Mr.Luc Laeven,Mr.Fabian Valencia
Publsiher: International Monetary Fund
Total Pages: 48
Release: 2018-09-14
ISBN 10: 1484377044
ISBN 13: 9781484377048
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Systemic Banking Crises Revisited Book Review:

This paper updates the database on systemic banking crises presented in Laeven and Valencia (2008, 2013). Drawing on 151 systemic banking crises episodes around the globe during 1970-2017, the database includes information on crisis dates, policy responses to resolve banking crises, and the fiscal and output costs of crises. We provide new evidence that crises in high-income countries tend to last longer and be associated with higher output losses, lower fiscal costs, and more extensive use of bank guarantees and expansionary macro policies than crises in low- and middle-income countries. We complement the banking crises dates with sovereign debt and currency crises dates to find that sovereign debt and currency crises tend to coincide or follow banking crises.