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Systemic Financial Crises

Systemic Financial Crises
Containment and Resolution

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Gerard Caprio, Patrick Honohan, Luc Laeven, Charles Calomiris, Daniela Klingebiel, Carl-Johan Lindgren, Patrick Honohan, Rafael Repullo, Stijn Claessens, Adrian Tschoegl, David Smith, Per Strömberg, Joe Peek, Eric Rosengren
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  • Date Published: September 2005
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521851855

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  • Faced with a systemic financial sector crisis, policymakers need to make difficult choices under pressure. Based on the experience of many countries in recent years, few have been able to achieve a speedy, lasting and low-cost resolution. This volume considers the strengths and weaknesses of the various policy options, covering both microeconomic (including recapitalization of banks, bank closures, subsidies for distressed borrowers, capital adequacy rules and corporate governance and bankruptcy law requirements) and macroeconomic (including monetary and fiscal policy) dimensions. The contributors explore the important but little understood trade-offs that are involved, such as between policies which take effect quickly, those which minimize long-term fiscal and economic costs, and those which create favorable incentives for future stability. Successfully implementing crisis management and crisis resolution policy required attention to detail and a good flow of information.

    • Hot topic, chapters cover Europe, US, Africa, Asia and Latin America
    • Database of over 20 pages summarizes international findings and is highly accessible
    • Contributors well known, essays link institutions, reforms and government policies to crises
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    Reviews & endorsements

    "After three decades in which domestic financial crises were few and far between, they returned with a vengeance between 1980 and 2000. This book distills the wisdom of officials who have had to cope with such cases and academics who have studied them. Everyone who might become involved in such a crisis, as actor or commentator or victim, should read it, and soon. One of the foremost lessons is that there is a need to take quick, decisive action when a crisis first hits. I recommend especially the contributions on `Pitfalls in Managing Closures' and the controversial model `Policies for Banking Closures'." -Charles Goodhart, London School of Economics

    "This is an important book on an important subject. It documents what crisis experience has to teach us and why it is maddeningly difficult to put these lessons into practice. " - Edward Kane, Boston College

    "A valuable analysis of what has been learned about containing and resolving systemic financial crises." - Morris Goldstein, Institute for International Economics, Washington, DC

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    Product details

    • Date Published: September 2005
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521851855
    • length: 400 pages
    • dimensions: 236 x 163 x 27 mm
    • weight: 0.76kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Foreword Gerard Caprio
    Part I. Introduction:
    1. Introduction and overview Patrick Honohan and Luc Laeven
    Part II. Containment and Resolution:
    2. Financial crisis policies and resolution mechanisms: a taxonomy from cross-country experience Charles Calomiris, Daniela Klingebiel and Luc Laeven
    3. Pitfalls in managing closures of financial institutions Carl-Johan Lindgren
    4. Bank recapitalization: fiscal, monetary and incentive implications Patrick Honohan
    Part III. Models and Econometric Evidence:
    5. Policies for banking crises: a theoretical framework Rafael Repullo
    6. Crisis resolution, policies, and institutions: empirical evidence Stijn Claessens, Daniela Klingebiel and Luc Laeven
    Part IV. Structural Reforms:
    7. Financial crises and the presence of foreign banks Adrian Tschoegl
    8. Maximizing the value of distressed assets: bankruptcy law and the efficient reorganization of firms David Smith and Per Strömberg
    9. Crisis resolution and credit allocation: the case of Japan Joe Peek and Eric Rosengren.

  • Editors

    Patrick Honohan, The World Bank

    Luc Laeven, The World Bank


    Gerard Caprio, Patrick Honohan, Luc Laeven, Charles Calomiris, Daniela Klingebiel, Carl-Johan Lindgren, Patrick Honohan, Rafael Repullo, Stijn Claessens, Adrian Tschoegl, David Smith, Per Strömberg, Joe Peek, Eric Rosengren

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