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Underlying Causes of Commercial Bank Failures in the 1980s

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Banks failed at record rates during the past decade, and no relief appears to be in sight. This article examines the contributions of economic and managerial factors to the highest bank failure rate since the Great Depression.

Banks failed at record rates during the past decade, and no relief appears to be in sight. This article examines the contributions of economic and managerial factors to the highest bank failure rate since the Great Depression.


Suggested citation: Seballos, Lynn D., 1990. "Underlying Causes of Commercial Bank Failures in the 1980s," Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, Economic Commentary, 09.01.1990.

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