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Forecasting Romanian Financial System Stability using a Stochastic Simulation Model

  • Claudiu Tiberiu Albulescu


    (CRIEF, University of Poitiers)

The aim of this paper is to develop an aggregate stability index for the Romanian financial system, which is meant to enhance the set of analysis used by authorities to assess the financial system stability. The index takes into consideration indicators related to financial system development, vulnerability, soundness and also indicators which characterise the international economic climate. Another purpose of our study is to forecast the financial stability level, using a stochastic simulation model. The outcome of the study shows an improvement of the Romanian financial system stability during the period 1999-2007. The constructed aggregate index captures the financial turbulences periods like 1998-1999 Romanian banking crisis and 2007 subprime crisis. The forecasted values of the index show a deterioration of financial stability in 2009, influenced by the estimated decline of the financial and economic activity.

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Paper provided by International Network for Economic Research - INFER in its series Working Papers with number 2009.4.

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Length: 22 pages
Date of creation: 2009
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Handle: RePEc:inf:wpaper:2009.4
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