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A note on convergence of Peck-Shell and Green-Lin mechanisms in the Diamond-Dybvig model

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  • Cavalcanti, Ricardo
  • Bertolai, Jefferson Donizeti Pereira
  • Monteiro, Paulo Klinger

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We study the e¤ects of population size in the Peck-Shell analysis ofbank runs. We nd that a contract featuring equal-treatment for al-most all depositors of the same type approximates the optimum. Becausethe approximation also satis es Green-Lin incentive constraints, when theplanner discloses positions in the queue, welfare in these alternative spec-i cations are sandwiched. Disclosure, however, is not needed since ourapproximating contract is not subject to runs.keywords: bank fragility, role of population size, role of aggregate uncer-tainty

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  1. Douglas W. Diamond & Philip H. Dybvig, 2000. "Bank runs, deposit insurance, and liquidity," Quarterly Review, Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, issue Win, pages 14-23.
  2. James Peck & Karl Shell, 2003. "Equilibrium Bank Runs," Journal of Political Economy, University of Chicago Press, vol. 111(1), pages 103-123, February.
  3. Cavalcanti, Ricardo & Monteiro, Paulo Klinger, 2011. "Enriching Information to Prevent Bank Runs," Economics Working Papers (Ensaios Economicos da EPGE) 721, FGV/EPGE Escola Brasileira de Economia e Finanças, Getulio Vargas Foundation (Brazil).
  4. James Peck & Karl Shell, 2003. "Bank Portfolio Restrictions and Equilibrium Bank Runs," Levine's Bibliography 666156000000000077, UCLA Department of Economics.
  5. Ennis, Huberto M. & Keister, Todd, 2009. "Run equilibria in the Green-Lin model of financial intermediation," Journal of Economic Theory, Elsevier, vol. 144(5), pages 1996-2020, September.
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  1. J. D. P. Bertolai & R. de O. Cavalcanti, 2011. "High interest rates: the golden rule for bank stability in the Diamond-Dybvig model," Working Papers 14-2011, Universidade de São Paulo, Faculdade de Economia, Administração e Contabilidade de Ribeirão Preto.
  2. Sultanum, Bruno, 2014. "Optimal Diamond–Dybvig mechanism in large economies with aggregate uncertainty," Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, Elsevier, vol. 40(C), pages 95-102.

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