International Finance Discussion Papers

International Finance Discussion Papers : The Twin Crises: The Causes of Banking and Balance-Of-Payments Problems

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In the wake of the ERM and Mexican currency crises, the subject of balance-of-payments crises has come to the forefront of academic and policy discussions. This paper focuses on the potential links between banking and balance-of-payments crises. We examine these episodes for a large number of countries and find that knowing that there are banking problems helps in predicting balance-of-payments crises, but the converse is not true; financial liberalization usually predates banking crises, indeed, it helps predict them. Rather than a causal relationship from banking to balance-of-payments crises, the macroeconomic "stylized facts" that characterize these episodes point to common causes.
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  • Paperback | 34 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 82g
  • English
  • 1288734395
  • 9781288734399