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Distress in European Banks :, An Analysis Basedon a New Dataset, Tigran Poghosyan, Martin Cihak

The global financial crisis has highlighted the importance of early identification of weak banks: when problems are identified late, solutions are much more costly. Until recently, Europe has seen only a small number of outright bank failures, which made the estimation of early warning models for bank supervision very difficult. This paper presents a unique database of individual bank distress across the European Union from mid-1990s to 2008. Using this data set, we analyze the causes of banking distress in Europe. We identify a set of indicators and thresholds that can help to distinguish sound banks from those vulnerable to financial distress
Table Of Contents
Contents; I. Introduction; II. Motivation; A. Early Warning Systems for Banking Soundness; B. Examples of Uses of the Early Warning Systems; III. Methodology and Data; A. Estimation Methodology; B. Data; Figures; 1. Overview of Distress Events by Year and by Country, 1995-2007; Tables; 1. Database Overview; 2. Determinants of Bank Distress; IV. Estimation Results; A. Baseline Estimate; B. Robustness Checks; 3. Logit Estimation Results; C. Prediction Results; 4. Type I and Type II Errors; 2. Banks at Risk; 3. Assets at Risk; D. Marginal Effects
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