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An Inquiry into Banking Portfolios and Financial Stability Surrounding "The Great Recession"

Garita, Gus (2010): An Inquiry into Banking Portfolios and Financial Stability Surrounding "The Great Recession".

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Abstract

By utilizing the extreme dependence structure and the conditional probability of joint failure (CPJF) between banks, this paper characterizes a risk-stability index (RSI) that quantifies (i) common distress of banks, (ii) distress between specific banks, and (iii) distress to a portfolio related to a specific bank. The results show that financial stability is a continuum; that the Korean and U.S. banking systems seem more prone to systemic risk; and that Asian banks experience the most persistence of distress. Furthermore, a panel VAR indicates that "leaning against the wind" reduces the instability of a financial system.

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