nr 097 - Indicator and boundaries of financial stability

DNB Working Papers
Publicatiedatum 10 april 2006

This paper presents an information variable for financial stability consisting of a composite index and its related critical boundaries. It is an extension of a Financial Conditions Index with information on financial institutions. The indicator is bounded, on one side, by the instability boundary which depends on the solvency buffers of the institutions and the stress level on financial markets. On the other side, the imbalances boundary signals when extreme imbalances accumulate. This concept is applied to the Netherlands and six OECD countries which experienced a financial crisis. Key words: financial stability, indicator, crisis JEL Codes: E44, G10, G12, G20