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Now and then: the evolution of loan quality for U.S. banks

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  • Kevin J. Stiroh
  • Christopher Metli

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Although loan quality in the U.S. banking industry deteriorated in recent years, a comparison with the banking crisis of the late 1980s and early 1990s suggests that the industry is in a far better position today than it was a decade ago. The percentage of troubled loans is lower, loan quality problems are confined principally to large-bank commercial and industrial lending, and credit weakness is concentrated in a small number of borrower industries.

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  • Kevin J. Stiroh & Christopher Metli, 2003. "Now and then: the evolution of loan quality for U.S. banks," Current Issues in Economics and Finance, Federal Reserve Bank of New York, vol. 9(Apr).
  • Handle: RePEc:fip:fednci:y:2003:i:apr:n:v.9no.4
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    1. Lynn E. Browne & Eric S. Rosengren, 1992. "Real estate and the credit crunch: an overview," New England Economic Review, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, issue Nov, pages 25-36.
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    3. Cesar Escalante & Minrong Song, 2017. "Pre and Post Recession Input Allocation Decisions of Farm Credit System Lending Units," Proceedings of Economics and Finance Conferences 4807110, International Institute of Social and Economic Sciences.

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    Bank loans ; Commercial loans ; Credit;

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