Banking crises, sudden stops, and the effectiveness of short-term lending
AbstractThis paper sheds light on the linkages between banking crises and sudden stops and discusses the effectiveness of short-run lending in their prevention. It develops an overlapping generations framework and incorporates the possibilities of bank runs and moral hazard of financial intermediaries. Consequently, I find that the strategy to overcome liquidity problems could worsen banks’ positions and cause bank runs and sudden stops. A small liquidity shock may still lead to a banking crisis through the depositors’ expectation. A large shock would require short-run lending to prevent an immediate bank run, but the repayment obligation may worsen moral hazard problems.
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Banking crises; Sudden stops; Moral hazard; Short-run lending; Capital flows;
This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:
- NEP-ALL-2013-10-02 (All new papers)
- NEP-BAN-2013-10-02 (Banking)
- NEP-CBA-2013-10-02 (Central Banking)
- NEP-CTA-2013-10-02 (Contract Theory & Applications)
- NEP-DGE-2013-10-02 (Dynamic General Equilibrium)
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