A Comparison of Small Bank Failures and FDIC Losses in the 1986–92 and 2007–13 Banking Crises
55 Pages Posted: 4 Dec 2017
Date Written: November 13, 2017
Failure rates of small commercial banks during the banking crisis of the late 1980s were about 7.6%, which is significantly higher than the 5.7% failure rate during the recent crisis. We compare failure rates in the two periods using a statistical model that allows us to decompose the effect of changes in bank characteristics and economic shocks on failure rates. We find that the severe economic shocks of the recent crisis had a larger impact on high bank failure rates than bank characteristics.
Keywords: bank regulation, bank failures, Prompt Corrective Action, FDIC losses
JEL Classification: G21, G28
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