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Banking crises, sudden stops, and the effectiveness of short-term lending

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  • Chang, Chia-Ying

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This 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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Paper provided by Victoria University of Wellington, School of Economics and Finance in its series Working Paper Series with number 2982.

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Date of creation: 2013
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Handle: RePEc:vuw:vuwecf:2982

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Keywords: Banking crises; Sudden stops; Moral hazard; Short-run lending; Capital flows;

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  1. Chang, Chia-Ying, 2013. "Capital controls, capital flows, and banking crises," Working Paper Series 2979, Victoria University of Wellington, School of Economics and Finance.

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