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Aggregate price shocks and financial stability: the United Kingdom 1796-1999

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  • Bordo, Michael D.
  • Dueker, Michael J.
  • Wheelock, David C.

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This paper investigates the impact historically of aggregate price shocks on financial stability in the United Kingdom. We construct an annual index of U.K. financial conditions for 1790-1999 and use a dynamic probit model to estimate the effect of aggregate price shocks on the index. We find that price level shocks contributed significantly to financial instability during 1820-1931, and that inflation rate shocks contributed to instability during 1972-99. Both the nature of aggregate price shocks and their impact depend on the existing monetary and financial regime, but price shocks historically have been a source of financial instability.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Explorations in Economic History.

Volume (Year): 40 (2003)
Issue (Month): 2 (April)
Pages: 143-169

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Handle: RePEc:eee:exehis:v:40:y:2003:i:2:p:143-169

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