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A time series analysis of financial fragility in the UK banking system

  • Charles Goodhart
  • Pojanart Sunirand
  • Dimitrios P. Tsomocos

This paper extends the model proposed by Goodhart, Sunirand, and Tsomocos (2003, 2004a, b) to an infinite horizon setting. Thus, we are able to assess how the model conforms with the time series data of the U.K. banking system. We conclude that, since the model performs satisfactorily, it can be readily used to assess financial fragility given its flexibility, computability, and the presence of multiple contagion channels and heterogeneous banks and investors.

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Paper provided by London School of Economics and Political Science, LSE Library in its series LSE Research Online Documents on Economics with number 24778.

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Length: 19 pages
Date of creation: 14 Sep 2004
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Handle: RePEc:ehl:lserod:24778
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