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Case Study of Three German Banks Stuck in the Subprime Crisis

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  • Peixin Zhang

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This paper is aimed at finding banks' destabilizing behaviors that explain why the impact of the crisis is so serious in the banking system. By comparing three German banks stuck in the crisis, I find that: I) the leverage is a common destabilizing factor and, ii) the banks were highly interconnected to other financial institutions and had a large maturity mismatch were more seriously affected by the crisis.

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  • Peixin Zhang, 2010. "Case Study of Three German Banks Stuck in the Subprime Crisis," EconomiX Working Papers 2010-20, University of Paris Nanterre, EconomiX.
  • Handle: RePEc:drm:wpaper:2010-20
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    Keywords

    Systemic crisis; Leverage; Maturity mismatch; Banking regulation;

    JEL classification:

    • G01 - Financial Economics - - General - - - Financial Crises
    • G14 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - Information and Market Efficiency; Event Studies; Insider Trading
    • G21 - Financial Economics - - Financial Institutions and Services - - - Banks; Other Depository Institutions; Micro Finance Institutions; Mortgages
    • G28 - Financial Economics - - Financial Institutions and Services - - - Government Policy and Regulation

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