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Systemic importance: some simple indicators

  • Mathias Drehmann
  • Nikola Tarashev

Are there simple yet reliable indicators of banks' systemic importance? In addressing this question, this article explores three model-based measures of systemic importance and finds that bank size helps approximate each of them. A bank's total interbank lending and borrowing provide useful complementary information.

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Article provided by Bank for International Settlements in its journal BIS Quarterly Review.

Volume (Year): (2011)
Issue (Month): (March)

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Handle: RePEc:bis:bisqtr:1103e
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