Financial Soundness Indicators and Banking Crises

Author/Editor:

Matias Costa Navajas ; Aaron Thegeya

Publication Date:

December 23, 2013

Electronic Access:

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Summary:

The paper tests the effectiveness of financial soundness indicators (FSIs) as harbingers of banking crises, using multivariate logit models to see whether FSIs, broad macroeconomic indicators, and institutional indicators can indeed predict crisis occurrences. The analysis draws upon a data set of homogeneous indicators comparable across countries over the period 2005 to 2012, leveraging the IMF’s FSI database. Results indicate significant correlation between some FSIs and the occurrence of systemic banking crises, and suggest that some indicators are precursors to the occurrence of banking crises.

Series:

Working Paper No. 13/263

Subject:

English

Publication Date:

December 23, 2013

ISBN/ISSN:

9781484327616/1018-5941

Stock No:

WPIEA2013263

Price:

$18.00 (Academic Rate:$18.00)

Format:

Paper

Pages:

38

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