Are Banks Really Special? New Evidence from the FDIC-Induced Failure of Healthy Banks
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AbstractRecent bank failures are followed by significant and permanent negative declines in real county income. These declines are larger for small failures than for large failures per dollar of assets, are larger for bank failures than thrift failures, and are larger for bank closures than assisted mergers. More interestingly, the failure of even healthy banks has significant and permanent negative effects on economic activity.
CitationAshcraft, Adam, B. 2005. "Are Banks Really Special? New Evidence from the FDIC-Induced Failure of Healthy Banks." American Economic Review, 95 (5): 1712-1730. DOI: 10.1257/000282805775014326
- G21 Banks; Depository Institutions; Micro Finance Institutions; Mortgages
- G28 Financial Institutions and Services: Government Policy and Regulation
- G33 Bankruptcy; Liquidation