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Research Review | 17 Sep 2021 | Financial Shocks And Crises

Banking-Crisis Interventions, 1257 – 2019
Andrew Metrick and Paul Schmelzing (Yale)
September 7, 2021
We present a new database of banking-crisis interventions since the 13th century. The database includes 1886 interventions in 20 categories across 138 countries, covering interventions during all of the crises identified in the main banking-crisis chronologies, while also cataloguing a large number of interventions outside of those crises. The data show a gradual shift over the past centuries from the traditional interventions of a lender-of-last-resort, suspensions of convertibility, and bank holidays, towards a much more prominent role for capital injections and sweeping guarantees of bank liabilities. Furthermore, intervention frequencies and sizes suggest that the crisis problem in the financial sector has indeed reached an apex during the post-Bretton Woods era – but that such trends are part of a more deeply entrenched development that saw global intervention frequencies and sizes gradually rise since at least the late 17th century.

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Macro Briefing: 17 September 2021

* FDA will review evidence for recommending Covid-19 booster shot
* Economists expect Fed will announce bond taper in November, survey finds
* IMF chief criticized for favoring China as head of World Bank
* China seeks to join trans-Pacific trade pact that US rejected
* Will Putin’s authoritarianism strengthen after Russia’s elections?
* Population of migrants surge temporary camp in Del Rio, Texas
* Invesco in talks to merge with State Street’s asset-management division
* Jobless claims in US picked up last week but remain near pandemic low
* Philly Fed Mfg Index: strong acceleration in business activity in September
* US retail sales rose in August, beating estimates for decrease by wide margin: