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Banking System Vulnerability: Annual Update

Thomas M. Eisenbach, Anna Kovner, Kristian S. Blickle and Fernando M. Duarte
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Thomas M. Eisenbach: Leonard N. Stern School of Business
Anna Kovner: Harvard University

No 20191218, Liberty Street Economics from Federal Reserve Bank of New York

Abstract: A key part of understanding the stability of the U.S. financial system is to monitor leverage and funding risks in the financial sector and the way in which these vulnerabilities interact to amplify negative shocks. In this post, we provide an update of four analytical models, introduced in a Liberty Street Economics post last year, that aim to capture different aspects of banking system vulnerability. Since their introduction, vulnerabilities as indicated by these models have increased moderately, continuing the slow but steady upward trend that started around 2016. Despite the recent increase, the overall level of vulnerabilities according to this analysis remains subdued and is still significantly smaller than before the financial crisis of 2008-09.

Keywords: Liberty Street Economics; fire sale vulnerability; liquidity mismatch; CLASS model; banking system vulnerability (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: D81 G0 G2 G21 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2019-12-18
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