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dc.contributor.author Gaytan, Alejandro
dc.contributor.author Rancière, Romain
dc.contributor.other Universitat Pompeu Fabra. Departament d'Economia i Empresa
dc.date.accessioned 2017-07-26T10:51:07Z
dc.date.available 2017-07-26T10:51:07Z
dc.date.issued 2001-08-01
dc.identifier https://econ-papers.upf.edu/ca/paper.php?id=853
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10230/643
dc.description.abstract How do the liquidity functions of banks affect investment and growth at different stages of economic development? How do financial fragility and the costs of banking crises evolve with the level of wealth of countries? We analyze these issues using an overlapping generations growth model where agents, who experience idiosyncratic liquidity shocks, can invest in a liquid storage technology or in a partially illiquid Cobb Douglas technology. By pooling liquidity risk, banks play a growth enhancing role in reducing inefficient liquidation of long term projects, but they may face liquidity crises associated with severe output losses. We show that middle income economies may find optimal to be exposed to liquidity crises, while poor and rich economies have more incentives to develop a fully covered banking system. Therefore, middle income economies could experience banking crises in the process of their development and, as they get richer, they eventually converge to a financially safe long run steady state. Finally, the model replicates the empirical fact of higher costs of banking crises for middle income economies.
dc.language.iso eng
dc.relation.ispartofseries Economics and Business Working Papers Series; 853
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dc.title Banks, liquidity crises and economic growth
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dc.date.modified 2017-07-23T02:09:29Z
dc.subject.keyword olg growth models
dc.subject.keyword liquidity
dc.subject.keyword financial intermediation
dc.subject.keyword financial fragility
dc.subject.keyword banking crises
dc.subject.keyword Macroeconomics and International Economics
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