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Preventing Financial Crises: An International Perspective

  • Frederic S. Mishkin

In recent years the possibility of an international financial crisis has increased because of greater liquidity of international financial markets, an increase in corporate indebtedness and the decline of the banking industry. Using an asymmetric information analysis, this paper outlines what signals a central bank might look for to determine if a financial crisis is occurring and then describes how central banks might operate and cooperate to prevent financial crises.

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Paper provided by National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc in its series NBER Working Papers with number 4636.

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Date of creation: Feb 1994
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Publication status: published as The Manchester School, vol. 62, S1, pp. 1-40, September 1994 (Papers in Money, Macroeconomics and Finance, Proceedings of the Money, Macroeconomics and Finance Research Group, 1993)
Handle: RePEc:nbr:nberwo:4636
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