Bank Failure in the US
We examine bank failure in the US using data from the FDIC. Our sample consisted of all banks that reported to the FDIC between 1993 and 2015. We used logistic regression to evaluate the determinants of bank failure in our sample. Our preliminary results show that banks with more assets, capital, commercial and industrial loans, commercial real estate loans, liquidity, and profitability were less likely to fail while banks with more allowance for loan losses were more likely to fail.