Monitoring Banking Sector Fragility : A Multivariate Logit Approach

Author/Editor:

Enrica Detragiache ; Asli Demirgüç-Kunt

Publication Date:

October 1, 1999

Electronic Access:

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Summary:

This paper explores how a multivariate logit empirical model of banking crisis probabilities can be used to monitor banking sector fragility. The proposed approach relies on readily available data, and the fragility assessment has a clear interpretation based on in-sample statistics. The model has better in-sample performance than currently available alternatives, and the monitoring system can be tailored to fit the preferences of the decision maker regarding type I and type II errors. The framework can be useful as a preliminary screen to economize on precautionary costs.

Series:

Working Paper No. 99/147

Subject:

English

Publication Date:

October 1, 1999

ISBN/ISSN:

9781451856712/1018-5941

Stock No:

WPIEA1471999

Price:

$15.00 (Academic Rate:$15.00)

Format:

Paper

Pages:

27

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