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International credit cycles: a regional perspective

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  • Stolbov, Mikhail

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I use credit/GDP ratio to construct stylized credit cycles at global and regional levels over 1980-2010. Their average duration is between 12 and 15 years and for all the regions there is “a ceiling” and “a floor” curbing the amplitude of credit cycles. They are also largely interconnected, with the US credit cycle being the most influential and autonomous at the same time. The relationship between credit cycles and intensity of banking crises is also discussed. It appears that the regions exerting predominant influence over their counterparts and having a higher number of total connections at the same time experience fewer banking crises.

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Paper provided by University Library of Munich, Germany in its series MPRA Paper with number 37773.

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Keywords: credit cycle; banking crisis; net spill-over index; Hodrick-Prescott filter; Poisson regression; macro-prudential regulation;

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  1. Veysov, Alexander, 2012. "Financial Contagion and Systemic Risk: From Theory to Applicable Macroeconomic Model," MPRA Paper 40612, University Library of Munich, Germany.

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