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Recapitalizing Banks with Public Funds; Selected Issues


  • International Monetary Fund


Recapitalizing banks in a systemic crisis is a complex medium-term process that requires significant government intervention and careful management at both the strategic and individual bank levels. This paper highlights the range of operational and strategic issues to be addressed and the institutional arrangements needed to foster an effective banking system restructuring and maximize the returns on government investment. The approaches to recapitalization have varied, with countries choosing different mixes of direct capital injections and asset purchase and rehabilitation. The choice of an appropriate mix is critical, to minimize the expected present value of government outlays net of recoveries.

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  • International Monetary Fund, 1999. "Recapitalizing Banks with Public Funds; Selected Issues," IMF Working Papers 99/139, International Monetary Fund.
  • Handle: RePEc:imf:imfwpa:99/139

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    1. Jan Cimburek & Miroslav Kollár & Lubos Komárek & Pavel Rezábek, 2009. "Resolving Nonperforming Assets in the Czech Republic: Theory and Practice," ifo DICE Report, ifo Institute - Leibniz Institute for Economic Research at the University of Munich, vol. 7(3), pages 21-28, October.
    2. Gary Gorton & Lixin Huang, 2004. "Liquidity, Efficiency, and Bank Bailouts," American Economic Review, American Economic Association, vol. 94(3), pages 455-483, June.
    3. Miroslav Kollár & Luboš Komárek, 2009. "Možnosti řešení problematických aktiv komerčních bank
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      ," Politická ekonomie, University of Economics, Prague, vol. 2009(5), pages 601-621.


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