Is there a Role for Funding in Explaining Recent U.S. Banks' Failures?

Author/Editor: Pierluigi Bologna
Publication Date: July 01, 2011
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Summary: This paper tests the role of different banks'' liquidity funding structures in explaining the banks'' failures, which occurred in the United States between 2007 and 2009. The results highlight that funding is indeed a significant factor in explaining banks'' probability of default. By confirming the role of funding as the driver of banking crisis, the paper also recognizes that the new liquidity framework proposed by the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision appears to have the features to strenghten banks'' liquidity conditions and improve financial stability. Its correct implementation together with closer supervision of banks'' liquidity and funding conditions appear, however, the determinant for such improvements to be achieved.
Series: Working Paper No. 11/180
Subject(s): Bank supervision | Banking crisis | Banks | Basel Core Principles | Deposit insurance | Liquidity | United States

Author's Keyword(s): Banks | Default | Crises | Liquidity | Funding | Brokered Desposits | Liquidity Regulation | Deposit Insurance | United States.
Publication Date: July 01, 2011
ISBN/ISSN: 9781462311286/1018-5941 Format: Paper
Stock No: WPIEA2011180 Pages: 28
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