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Bank Insolvency and Stabilization in Eastern Europe

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The profound structural reform underway in Eastern Europe has revealed the weakness of the banking sector there; macroeconomic stability and other reforms are thereby threatened. After an overview of recent developments in the banking sectors of these countries, a model is developed that clarifies the role of banking in an emerging market economy, and the danger that the disturbances inherent to it may be magnified and prolonged by a banking collapse. The implication is that priority must be given to mobilizing fiscal resources to cover the costs of restructuring the banking sector.

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  • International Monetary Fund, 1992. "Bank Insolvency and Stabilization in Eastern Europe," IMF Working Papers 92/9, International Monetary Fund.
  • Handle: RePEc:imf:imfwpa:92/9
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    1. Bhattacharya, Rina, 1997. "Pace, sequencing and credibility of structural reforms," World Development, Elsevier, vol. 25(7), pages 1045-1061, July.
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    6. Laurence Scialom, 1994. "Quelques réflexions théoriques sur la crise des paiements en Russie," Revue Économique, Programme National Persée, vol. 45(3), pages 601-612.
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    8. Weller, Christian E. & von Hagen, Jürgen, 1999. "Financial fragility or what went right and what could go wrong in central European banking?," ZEI Working Papers B 13-1999, University of Bonn, ZEI - Center for European Integration Studies.
    9. Eirik Svindland, 1993. "Geld- und Fiskalpolitik im Transformationsprozess," Discussion Papers of DIW Berlin 74, DIW Berlin, German Institute for Economic Research.
    10. International Monetary Fund, 2002. "Banking Crises and Bank Resolution; Experiences in Some Transition Economies," IMF Working Papers 02/56, International Monetary Fund.

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