A Model of the Joint Distribution of Banking and Exchange-Rate Crises

Author/Editor:

Nancy P. Marion ; Robert P Flood

Publication Date:

December 1, 2001

Electronic Access:

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Summary:

We develop a simple framework for studying the joint distribution of banking and currency crises triggered by real shocks. Our framework illustrates the fact that bank and currency collapses are related but they are not the same thing. Studying currency and bank collapses either in isolation or in perfect correlation with each other is inappropriate, producing biased estimates of the likelihood of crises.

Series:

Working Paper No. 01/213

Subject:

English

Publication Date:

December 1, 2001

ISBN/ISSN:

9781451874945/1018-5941

Stock No:

WPIEA2132001

Format:

Paper

Pages:

32

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