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Were Universal Banks More Vulnerable to Banking Failures? Evidence From the 1931 German Banking Crisis

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  • Muge Adalet

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    (Koc University)

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This paper examines the 1931 German banking crisis using a bank-level data set. It specifically focuses on the link between banking structure and financial stability. The universality of banks, a key characteristic of the German banking system, is shown to increase the probability of bank failure after controlling for other bank-level characteristics and macroeconomic variables.

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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 0911.

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Length: 35 pages
Date of creation: Nov 2009
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Handle: RePEc:koc:wpaper:0911

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Keywords: Great Depression; Banking Crisis; Universal Banking;

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