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Las crisis gemelas: las causas de los problemas bancarios y de balanza de pagos

Reinhart, Carmen and Kaminsky, Graciela (2000): Las crisis gemelas: las causas de los problemas bancarios y de balanza de pagos. Published in: Sistemas Financieros ante la Globalización (2000): pp. 63-110.

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Abstract

In the wake of the Mexican and Asian currency turmoil, the subject of financial crises has come to the forefront of academic and policy discussions. This paper analyzes the links between banking and currency crises. We find that: problems in the banking sector typically precede a currency crisis--the currency crisis deepens the banking crisis, activating a vicious spiral; financial liberalization often precedes banking crises. The anatomy of these episodes suggests that crises occur as the economy enters a recession, following a prolonged boom in economic activity that was fueled by credit, capital inflows and accompanied by an overvalued currency.

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