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Banking crises and recessions: what can leading indicators tell us?

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  • Corder, Matthew

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    (Monetary Policy Committee Unit, Bank of England)

  • Weale, Martin

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    (Monetary Policy Committee Unit, Bank of England)

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It is widely suggested that there is some relationship between banking crises and recessions. We assess whether there is evidence for interdependency between recessions and banking crises using both non-parametric tests and unconditional bivariate probit models and find strong evidence for interdependence. We then consider whether leading indicators can help predict banking crises and recessions and if these variables can explain the previously obvserved interdependence. Inclusion of exogenous variables means that the observed interdependence between banking crises and recessions disappears - indicating that the observed interdependence is a result of easily observable common causes rather than unobserved links.

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Paper provided by Monetary Policy Committee Unit, Bank of England in its series Discussion Papers with number 33.

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Length: 26 pages
Date of creation: 01 Sep 2011
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Handle: RePEc:mpc:wpaper:0033

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Keywords: Crises; recessions; interdependency; bivariate probit analysis;

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  1. Nicholas Oulton & María Sebastiá-Barriel, 2013. "Long and Short-Term Effects of the Financial Crisis on Labour Productivity, Capital and Output," CEP Discussion Papers dp1185, Centre for Economic Performance, LSE.
  2. Nicholas Oulton, 2013. "Medium and long run prospects for UK growth in the aftermath of the financial crisis," Discussion Papers 1307, Centre for Macroeconomics (CFM).

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