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Deposit insurance, bank incentives, and the design of regulatory policy

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  • Paul H. Kupiec
  • James M. O'Brien

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This study analyzes alternative bank regulatory polices within a theoretical framework that can encompass many policy design issues. Consequences of generalizing banks' investment and financing opportunities for results in the existing literature are examined. Under costless equity issuance, a narrow banking requirement costlessly resolves moral hazard and insurance pricing problems addressed in the literature. With costly equity, minimum capital requirements can be effective but optimal policy design is complicated by its dependence on equity issuance costs, heterogeneous bank investment opportunities, and the information requirements these dependencies create. Incentive compatible policy mechanisms appear limited in their ability to resolve the information problems.

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Paper provided by Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (U.S.) in its series Finance and Economics Discussion Series with number 1998-10.

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Keywords: Deposit insurance ; Bank supervision;

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  1. Vitchett Oung & Sylvie Mathérat, 2000. "Les modèles d’assurance des dépôts. Présentation du nouveau système en vigueur en France," Revue d'Économie Financière, Programme National Persée, vol. 60(5), pages 225-236.
  2. Vitchett Oung & Sylvie Mathérat, 2000. "An Overview of France’s New Deposit Insurance System," Revue d'Économie Financière, Programme National Persée, vol. 60(5), pages 221-232.
  3. Kraft, Evan & Galac, Tomislav, 2007. "Deposit interest rates, asset risk and bank failure in Croatia," Journal of Financial Stability, Elsevier, vol. 2(4), pages 312-336, March.

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