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Identifying Banking Crises Using Money Market Pressure: New Evidence For a Large Set of Countries

Zhongbo Jing, Jakob de Haan (), Jan Jacobs () and Haizhen Yang

DNB Working Papers from Netherlands Central Bank, Research Department

Abstract: We construct a money market pressure index based on central bank reserves and the short-term nominal interest rate to identify banking crises, thereby extending the index proposed by Von Hagen and Ho (2007). We compare the crises identified by both indices with banking crises according to the benchmark of Laeven and Valencia (2010). Both indices identify more crises than these benchmarks. The crises identified by our index are more in line with the benchmark than the crises identified by the Von Hagen and Ho index, while our index also gives fewer false signals.

Keywords: banking crises; money market pressure index (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: C43 E44 G21 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-ban, nep-cba, nep-mac and nep-mon
Date: 2013-10
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