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Shocks and Crises in the Long Run

  • Frankel, David M.
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    Many recent models of crises involve games with small, anonymous players and finite action sets, such as whether or not to attack a currency or withdraw funds from a bank. We show that such models, when repeated, do not yield recurring crises in the presence of a flexible class of payoff shocks. As an illustration, we apply this result to Diamond and Dybvig's model of bank runs.

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    Paper provided by Iowa State University, Department of Economics in its series Staff General Research Papers Archive with number 31687.

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    Date of creation: 10 Jul 2010
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    Handle: RePEc:isu:genres:31687
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