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The pricing of deposit insurance considering bankruptcy costs and closure policies

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  • Hwang, Dar-Yeh
  • Shie, Fu-Shuen
  • Wang, Kehluh
  • Lin, Jung-Chu
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    The paper aims to study the pricing issue of deposit insurance with explicit consideration of bankruptcy costs and closure policies. Full coverage from deposit insurance is imposed by many regulators to stabilize the banking system in the current financial crisis, despite of the potential moral hazard problems. We argue that bankruptcy cost is an important factor in pricing deposit insurance, especially when the insured institution is insolvent. Applying the isomorphic relationship between deposit insurance and put option, we first derive a closed-form solution for the pricing model with bankruptcy costs and closure policies. Then, we modify the barrier option approach to price the deposit insurance in which the bankruptcy cost is set as a function of asset return volatility and more realistic closure policies considering possible forbearance can be accounted for. The properties of the models are supported by numerical simulations and are consistent with the risk-based pricing scheme.

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    Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Journal of Banking & Finance.

    Volume (Year): 33 (2009)
    Issue (Month): 10 (October)
    Pages: 1909-1919

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    Handle: RePEc:eee:jbfina:v:33:y:2009:i:10:p:1909-1919

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    Keywords: Deposit insurance Bankruptcy costs Forbearance Closure policy;

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