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Living and Dying with Hard Pegs: The Rise and Fall of Argentina's Currency Board

Augusto de la Torre, Eduardo Levy Yeyati, and Sergio L. Schmukler

in Monetary Unions and Hard Pegs: Effects on Trade, Financial Development, and Stability

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
August 2004
ISBN:
9780199271405
eISBN:
9780191601200
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199271402.003.0011
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic Systems

The rise and fall of Argentina’s currency board illustrates the extent to which the advantages of hard pegs have been overstated. The currency board did not promote fiscal or monetary discipline, and ... More


Crises and Self-Fulfilling Expectations

Giovanni Piersanti

in The Macroeconomic Theory of Exchange Rate Crises

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199653126
eISBN:
9780191741210
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199653126.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics

This chapter discusses the basic analytical framework of “second-generation” models of currency crises and their extensions to deal with new characteristics of international financial crises such as ... More


New York's Safety Fund System: America's First Bank Insurance Experiment

Howard Bodenhorn

in State Banking in Early America: A New Economic History

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195147766
eISBN:
9780199832910
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195147766.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

Economists and regulatory agencies justify deposit insurance because they consider banks unique among capitalist firms. Because banks hold highly idiosyncratic portfolios that are hard for outside ... More


Herding in Finance, Stock Market Crashes, Frenzies, and Bank Runs

Markus K. Brunnermeier

in Asset Pricing under Asymmetric Information: Bubbles, Crashes, Technical Analysis, and Herding

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198296980
eISBN:
9780191596025
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198296983.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

This chapter shows that herding can help to explain many empirical phenomena in finance, like stock market crashes. In a setting with widely dispersed information, even relatively unimportant news ... More


Managing Financial Risks: From Global to Local

Gordon L. Clark, Adam D. Dixon, and Ashby H. B. Monk (eds)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199557431
eISBN:
9780191721687
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199557431.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Political Economy, Finance, Accounting, and Banking

Recent market turmoil, bank runs, global equities sell-off, and the ‘credit crunch’ have demonstrated the sophisticated and interconnected nature of financial markets today — seemingly localized ... More


Individual Bank Runs and Systemic Risk

Hans Degryse, Moshe Kim, and Steven Ongena

in Microeconometrics of Banking: Methods, Applications, and Results

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195340471
eISBN:
9780199852406
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195340471.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

This chapter looks at individual bank runs and systemic risk featuring the evidence on the determinants of banking crises: market and economic conditions, implications of banking crises and their ... More


The Macroeconomic Theory of Exchange Rate Crises

Giovanni Piersanti

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199653126
eISBN:
9780191741210
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199653126.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics

This book deals with the genesis and dynamics of exchange rate crises in fixed or managed exchange rate systems. It provides a comprehensive treatment of the existing theories of exchange rate crises ... More


Amplification and Persistency of Shocks in Dynamic Macroeconomic Models

Assaf Razin

in Understanding Global Crises: An Emerging Paradigm

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780262028592
eISBN:
9780262327701
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262028592.003.0013
Subject:
Economics and Finance, International

The chapter reviews dynamic, stochastic, general equilibrium macroeconomic models that features bank runs if individual depositors believe that other households will not roll over their deposits with ... More


Sunspot-Based Models

Michael Chui and Prasanna Gai

in Private Sector Involvement and International Financial Crises: An Analytical Perspective

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780199267750
eISBN:
9780191602504
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199267758.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

Articulates second-generation (sunspot) models of financial crisis, and highlights the important role of coordination problems in these models. The seminal currency crisis model of Obstfeld (1996) ... More


Banking in Theory and Reality

Morgan Ricks

in The Money Problem: Rethinking Financial Regulation

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780226330327
eISBN:
9780226330464
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226330464.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Company and Commercial Law

This chapter reviews the modern theoretical literature on banking and bank runs. In particular, it examines the three leading modern theories of banking in the academic literature, and it identifies ... More


The Start of a Panic

Gary B. Gorton and Ellis W. Tallman

in Fighting Financial Crises: Learning from the Past

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780226479514
eISBN:
9780226479651
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226479651.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics

The start of a financial crisis is chaotic and it initially is not clear that the events constitute a crisis. If there are bank runs, banks suspend convertibility, that is they do not honor demands ... More


Chapter Three Banking in Theory and Reality

Morgan Ricks

in The Money Problem: Rethinking Financial Regulation

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780226330327
eISBN:
9780226330464
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226330464.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Company and Commercial Law

This chapter reviews the modern theoretical literature on banking and bank runs. In particular, it examines the three leading modern theories of banking in the academic literature, and it identifies ... More


Fighting Financial Crises: Learning from the Past

Gary B. Gorton and Ellis W. Tallman

in Fighting Financial Crises: Learning from the Past

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780226479514
eISBN:
9780226479651
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226479651.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics

Financial crises are runs on short-term debt. These crises occur in all market economies, though a country may go for a long period before experiencing one. Understanding how to fight financial ... More


Money Creation and Market Failure

Morgan Ricks

in The Money Problem: Rethinking Financial Regulation

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780226330327
eISBN:
9780226330464
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226330464.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Company and Commercial Law

This chapter examines the issuers of monetary instruments. The goal here is to shed light on the business model of money creation, which for our purposes is synonymous with “banking” (or shadow ... More


Chapter Two Money Creation and Market Failure

Morgan Ricks

in The Money Problem: Rethinking Financial Regulation

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780226330327
eISBN:
9780226330464
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226330464.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Company and Commercial Law

This chapter examines the issuers of monetary instruments. The goal here is to shed light on the business model of money creation, which for our purposes is synonymous with “banking” (or shadow ... More


Liquidity Insurance in a Financially Dollarized Economy

Eduardo Levy Yeyati

in Financial Markets Volatility and Performance in Emerging Markets

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226184951
eISBN:
9780226185040
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226185040.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics

This chapter which revisits the evidence on the incidence of financial dollarization (FD) on the propensity to suffer bank runs and documents the positive link between FD and accumulation of ... More


Asset Pricing under Asymmetric Information: Bubbles, Crashes, Technical Analysis, and Herding

Markus K. Brunnermeier

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198296980
eISBN:
9780191596025
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198296983.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

Asset prices are driven by public news and information that is dispersed among many market participants. Traditional asset pricing theories have assumed that all investors hold symmetric information. ... More


Understanding Global Crises: An Emerging Paradigm

Assaf Razin

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780262028592
eISBN:
9780262327701
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262028592.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, International

This book aims at parsing and explaining some key forces that feature in every one of the global and regional financial crises and monetary crises that erupted in the world economy over the past ... More


The Mechanics of Liquidity Crises

Ulrich Bindseil

in Monetary Policy Operations and the Financial System

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2014
ISBN:
9780198716907
eISBN:
9780191785559
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198716907.003.0012
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics

A financial crisis is normally associated with a liquidity crisis, which has typically a funding and a market dimension. This chapter introduces the mechanics and amplifiers of financial crises with ... More


The Basics of Too Big to Fail

Lawrence J. White

in Perspectives on Dodd-Frank and Finance

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780262028035
eISBN:
9780262325929
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262028035.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

Professor Lawrence White characterizes too big to fail institutions as large financial companies with little equity and significant short-term liabilities that hold illiquid and opaque long-term ... More


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