Norges Bank

Staff Memo, Bicentenary project

Norges Bank’s financial sector role in the period 1945-2013, with a particular focus on financial stability

Harald Haare, Arild Lund and Jon A. Solheim
Staff Memo

This article is a slightly revised version of Chapter II (the summary) of Norges Bank's Occasional Paper No. 48, published in Norwegian, which surveys financial sector developments and Norges Bank's financial sector role in the period 1945-2013. In particular, it documents the main developments and the central bank's handling of the Norwegian banking crisis in 1987-1993 and the global financial crisis in 2007-2009. The Occasional Paper forms part of Norges Bank's Bicentenary Project marking the Bank's 200th anniversary in 2016. The authors would like to thank Helle Snellingen for the translation into English.

Staff Memos present reports and documentation written by staff members and affiliates of Norges Bank, the central bank of Norway. Views and conclusions expressed in Staff Memos should not be taken to represent the views of Norges Bank.

ISSN 1504-2596 (online)

Published 9 June 2016 12:15
Published 9 June 2016 12:15