Taming Financial Development to Reduce Crises
29 Pages Posted: 14 Jun 2019
Date Written: May 2019
This paper assesses whether and how financial development triggers the occurrence of banking crises. It builds on a database that includes financial development as well as financial access, depth and efficiency for almost 100 countries. Through estimation of a dynamic logit panel model, it appears that financial development, from an institutional dimension and to a lesser extent from a market dimension, triggers financial instability within a one- to two-year horizon. Additionally, whereas financial access is destabilizing for advanced countries, it is stabilizing for emerging and low income ones. Both results have important implications for macroprudential policies and financial regulations.
Keywords: Real interest rates, Negative interest rates, Financial safety nets, Exchange markets, Interest rate increases, financial Development, Banking crises, Regulation, bank crisis, logit, logit model, sub-indices
JEL Classification: C33, G01, G18, E01, G21, F16, G2, E52
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