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How to Reduce the Risk Of Banking Problems

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  • Deabes, Tosson

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This paper reviews the existing evidence on the origins of banking crises, provides new results on the impact of government bank ownership on financial stability, and discusses policy options that can prevent and mitigate the consequences of banking crises. We find that government ownership of banks increases the likelihood and fiscal cost of crises; albeit the latter result is weak. Among the policies recommended to minimize the occurrence of crises, we highlight the importance of sound macroeconomic policies, adequate financial infrastructure, incentive compatible regulations, and limiting government interference in the banking sector.

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Paper provided by University Library of Munich, Germany in its series MPRA Paper with number 3054.

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Date of creation: Nov 2003
Date of revision: Nov 2003
Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:3054

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Keywords: macroeconomics; financial infrastructure; financial stability;

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  1. Eichengreen, Barry & Rose, Andrew K, 1998. "Staying Afloat When the Wind Shifts: External Factors and Emerging-Market Banking Crises," CEPR Discussion Papers 1828, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers.
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