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Financial stress indices and financial crises

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  • Robert Vermeulen
  • Marco Hoeberichts
  • Borek Vašícek
  • Diana Žigraiová
  • Katerina Šmídková
  • Jakob de Haan

Abstract

This paper develops a Financial Stress Index (FSI) for 28 OECD countries and examines its relationship to crises using a novel database for financial crises. A stress index measures the current state of stress in the financial system and summarizes it in a single statistic. Our results suggest that even though our FSI is clearly related to the occurrence of crises, there is only a weak relationship between the FSI and the onset of a crisis, notably the onset of a banking crisis. Policymakers should therefore be aware of the limited usefulness of FSIs as an early warning indicator.

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  • Robert Vermeulen & Marco Hoeberichts & Borek Vašícek & Diana Žigraiová & Katerina Šmídková & Jakob de Haan, 2015. "Financial stress indices and financial crises," DNB Working Papers 469, Netherlands Central Bank, Research Department.
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    Keywords

    financial stress index; financial crises; developed countries; early warning indicators;

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    • E5 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Monetary Policy, Central Banking, and the Supply of Money and Credit
    • G10 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - General (includes Measurement and Data)

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