This book aims to bring a significant contribution to the issue of banking crises.
The first part consists in a broad approach, at the conceptual level, of two highly debated international issues, namely the banking crises and the instruments designed to signal their imminence, known as early warning systems. It was highlighted the coexistence of different understandings regarding the identification and definition of financial turbulence events as banking crises, the extensive combination of factors that lie at their origin, the banking crises’ costs and major measures taken by central banks and government authorities for their containment and management. Relative to early warning systems, emphasis was placed on their typology, their main key features but also on drawbacks that have reduced their sensitivity in terms of forecasting / signaling the current financial crisis.
The second part of the book presents strong quantitative evidence, as the central element was the design of several early warning systems, appropriate for the Romanian banking system vulnerabilities.
The book is addressed to students of the Bachelor cycle, master and doctoral studies from economic faculties.