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The Effect of Financial Structure on Crises: Universal Banking in Interwar Europe

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  • Muge Adalet

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    (Koc University)

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This paper examines the link between banking structure and financial fragility across Europe during the 1920s and 1930s using a new database. Monthly and annual data are analyzed to show that countries with universal banking were more likely to experience crises. Furthermore, those countries with universal banking, which have a crisis, are shown to experience a slowdown in their economic growth.

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Paper provided by Koc University-TUSIAD Economic Research Forum in its series Koç University-TUSIAD Economic Research Forum Working Papers with number 0910.

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Length: 28 pages
Date of creation: Oct 2009
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Handle: RePEc:koc:wpaper:0910

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Keywords: Great Depression; Banking Crisis; Real Effects of Crises; Universal Banking;

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