Systemic Banking Crises Revisited

Author/Editor:

Luc Laeven ; Fabian Valencia

Publication Date:

September 14, 2018

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Summary:

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.

Series:

Working Paper No. 18/206

English

Publication Date:

September 14, 2018

ISBN/ISSN:

9781484376379/1018-5941

Stock No:

WPIEA2018206

Price:

$18.00 (Academic Rate:$18.00)

Format:

Paper

Pages:

48

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