Rapid Credit Growth In Central And Eastern Europe: Endless Boom or Early Warning?

Hardcover | April 15, 2007

byCharles Enoch, Inci Ötker-Robe

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This book represents the latest developments and policy debate on a very current issue: the rapid growth of banking sector credit to the private sector, which continues to occupy the minds of academics and policymakers alike in many Central and Eastern European (CEE) countries. The contributions, from the representatives of international organizations and monetary and supervisory authorities of a number of Western and CEE countries, discuss ways to assess and respond to excessive credit growth. Case studies represent the challenges faced by policymakers in dealing with rapid credit growth, providing useful lessons for other countries experiencing a similar phenomenon.

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This book represents the latest developments and policy debate on a very current issue: the rapid growth of banking sector credit to the private sector, which continues to occupy the minds of academics and policymakers alike in many Central and Eastern European (CEE) countries. The contributions, from the representatives of internation...

CHARLES ENOCH is Deputy Director of the Monetary and Capital Markets Department, International Monetary Fund (IMF), Washington D.C., USA. He led technical assistance and surveillance missions to major countries in Europe, Asia, and Africa, has published extensively in monetary and financial sector issues in IMF Working Papers and the ...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:400 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.88 inPublished:April 15, 2007Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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PART I: Assessing and Managing Rapid Credit Growth in Central and Eastern Europe--C.Enoch * The Causes and Nature of Rapid Growth of Bank Credit in the Central, Eastern, and South Eastern European Countries--C.Arcalean, O.Calvo-Gonzalez, C.Móré, A.van Rixtel, A.Winkler & T.Zumer * Using Fundamentals to Identify Episodes of 'Excessive' Credit Growth in Central and Eastern Europe--F.Boissay, O.Calvo-Gonzalez & T.Kozluk * Fast Credit Expansion in Central and Eastern Europe: Catching Up, Sustainable Financial Deepening, or Bubble?--P.Backé, B.Égert & T.Zumer * Analysis of and Policy Responses to Rapid Credit Growth--P.Hilbers, I.Ötker-Robe & C.Pazarbasioglu * Rapid Credit Growth - The Role of Supervisors--M.Josefsson * PART II: Assessing and Managing Rapid Credit Growth - Country Experiences * Credit Growth Slow Down: The Experience of Bulgaria--V.Petkova & S.Manolov * Croatian Experience with Rapid Credit Growth--M.Lang * Estonia's Experience with Rapid Credit Growth--R.Lättemäe * Latvia's Experience with Rapid Credit Growth--U.Rutkaste * Assessment of Credit Growth in Lithuania--T.Ramanauskas * Poland's Experiences with Rapid Credit Growth - The 1996-1997 Episode--P.Szpunar * Growth of Non-Government Credit and Macroeconomic Developments: The Case of Romania--C.Popa * Slovakia: Credit Growth in the Household Sector and Response to the Related Risks--M.Licák * Too Much of a Good Thing? Credit Booms in Transition Economies: The Cases of Bulgaria, Romania, and Ukraine--C.Duenwald, N.Gueorguiev & A.Schaechter * PART III: Regional Dimensions of Rapid Credit Growth and Perspectives from Euro Convergence Countries * The Role of Housing Markets and Foreign Owned Banks in the Credit Expansion in Central and Eastern Europe--D.Mihaljek * Regional Dimensions of Dealing with Rapid Credit Growth: Perspectives from Greece, 1998-2005--N.Kamberoglou & N.Stavrianou * Debt Growth: Factors, Institutional Issues and Implications - The Portuguese Case--N.Ribeiro * The Growth of Private Sector Debt in Spain: Causes and Consequences--C.Martinez-Carrascal * PART IV: Cross-Border Dimension: Supervisory Coordination Between Bank Supervisors * Cross-Border Supervisory Cooperation--K.Zartl * Home Country Perspective: The Role of Cross Border Supervisory Coordination when Dealing with Rapid Credit Growth in Emerging Countries - The Case for Cooperating Supervisors--L.van Goor * Home and Host Supervisors' Relations - A Host Supervisor's Perspective--P.Bednarski & D.Starnowski * PART V: Concluding Remarks * Lessons from Country Experiences with Rapid Credit Growth in Europe and Policy Implications--C.Enoch & I.Ötker-Robe