Stress Tests and Liquidity Crisis in the Banking System


  • Julian Llorent Universidad Pablo de Olavide
  • Maria del Carmen Melgar Universidad Pablo de Olavide
  • Jose Antonio Ordaz Universidad Pablo de Olavide
  • Flor Maria Guerrero Universidad Pablo de Olavide



stress tests, liquidity, banking bailouts


The paper´s aim is to contribute to the debate on the impact of stress test on banking system liquidity. Due to the theoretical character of the problem, the used methodology is a set of results from research and theoretical works about how the attempts to increase system solvency could lead into a greater lack of liquidity.


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How to Cite

Llorent, J., Melgar, M. del C., Ordaz, J. A., & Guerrero, F. M. (2013). Stress Tests and Liquidity Crisis in the Banking System. Equilibrium. Quarterly Journal of Economics and Economic Policy, 8(2), 31–43.



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