Bank capital, liquidity creation and deposit insurance
AbstractThis paper examines how the introduction of deposit insurance influences the relationship between bank capital and liquidity creation. As discussed by Berger and Bouwman (2009), there are two competing hypotheses on this relationship which can be influenced by the presence of deposit insurance. The introduction of a deposit insurance scheme in an emerging market, Russia, provides a natural experiment to investigate this issue. We study three alternative measures of bank liquidity creation and perform estimations on a large set of Russian banks. Our findings suggest that the introduction of the deposit insurance scheme exerts a limited impact on the relationship between bank capital and liquidity creation and does not change the negative sign of the relationship. The implication is that better capitalized banks tend to create less liquidity, which supports the “financial fragility/crowding-out” hypothesis. This conclusion has important policy implications for emerging countries as it suggests that bank capital requirements implemented to support financial stability may harm liquidity creation.
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Length: 35 pages
Date of creation: 05 Nov 2010
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bank capital; liquidity creation; deposit insurance; Russia;
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- G38 - Financial Economics - - Corporate Finance and Governance - - - Government Policy and Regulation
- P30 - Economic Systems - - Socialist Institutions and Their Transitions - - - General
- P50 - Economic Systems - - Comparative Economic Systems - - - General
This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:
- NEP-ALL-2010-11-13 (All new papers)
- NEP-BAN-2010-11-13 (Banking)
- NEP-CIS-2010-11-13 (Confederation of Independent States)
- NEP-IAS-2010-11-13 (Insurance Economics)
- NEP-TRA-2010-11-13 (Transition Economics)
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