Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/47107
Authors: 
Buch, Claudia M.
Heinrich, Ralph P.
Year of Publication: 
1998
Series/Report no.: 
Kiel Working Paper 848
Abstract: 
Banking and balance of payments crises often happen quite simultaneously. We show that the impact of an expected devaluation on the net worth of commercial banks with a short open foreign exchange position speeds up the timing of a balance of payments crisis. We employ an asymmetric information framework in which domestic commercial banks have to pay a positive risk premium on the international capital market which is determined by their net worth. Some stylized facts from selected transition and developing countries are presented in order to gauge the empirical relevance of the effects that we stress.
JEL: 
F31
F36
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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