Are Early Market Indicators of Financial Deterioration Accurate for Too Big to Fail Banks? Evidence from East Asia
Economics Bulletin, Vol. 30, No. 2, pp. 1680-1693, 2010
Posted: 3 Oct 2010
Date Written: September 30, 2010
This paper investigates whether market information is reliable to predict financial deterioration of large Too Big To Fail banks in Asia. A stepwise logit model is first estimated to isolate the optimal set of accounting indicators to predict rating downgrades. The model is then extended to assess the added value of market indicators and to test for the possible presence of a Too Big To Fail effect. While some results show that market indicators bring in additional information in the prediction process, there is consistent evidence of a Too Big To Fail effect.
Keywords: Bank, Bank failure, Bank risk, East Asia
JEL Classification: G21, G28
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