currency crises

Graciela Laura Kaminsky
From The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics, Second Edition, 2008
Edited by Steven N. Durlauf and Lawrence E. Blume
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This article describes models and empirical evidence on currency crises. The evidence from developed and developing countries indicates that crises are of different varieties. It also shows that crises do not occur in economies with sound fundamentals, with vulnerabilities far more widespread and profound in emerging economies. Vulnerabilities are associated with fiscal problems, loss of competitiveness and a deteriorating current account, external debt unsustainability, or problems in the financial sector – especially banks. Interestingly, those crises associated with bank fragility are the costliest in terms of output losses and loss of access to international capital markets.
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Kaminsky, Graciela Laura. "currency crises." The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics. Second Edition. Eds. Steven N. Durlauf and Lawrence E. Blume. Palgrave Macmillan, 2008. The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics Online. Palgrave Macmillan. 22 November 2017 <> doi:10.1057/9780230226203.0350

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