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The Design and Implementation of Deposit Insurance Systems


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  • David S. Hoelscher
  • Michael Taylor
  • Ulrich H. Klueh


This paper describes recently established deposit insurance systems, identifying emerging trends. In line with previous IMF work on the subject, it argues against the development of "best practices" applicable to all systems. Rather, it stresses the importance of incorporating each country’s individual objectives in adopting a deposit insurance system, as well as that country’s characteristics, to ensure an effective system that minimizes disincentives and distortions to financial sector intermediation. The paper includes a summary of the academic literature.

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Paper provided by International Monetary Fund in its series IMF Occasional Papers with number 251.

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Length: 88
Date of creation: 07 Dec 2006
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Handle: RePEc:imf:imfocp:251

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  1. International Monetary Fund, 2008. "Cross-Border Coordination of Prudential Supervision and Deposit Guarantees," IMF Working Papers 08/283, International Monetary Fund.
  2. Hardy, Daniel C. & Nieto, Maria J., 2011. "Cross-border coordination of prudential supervision and deposit guarantees," Journal of Financial Stability, Elsevier, Elsevier, vol. 7(3), pages 155-164, August.
  3. Veronika Holá & Petr Jakubík, 2011. "Impact of Parametric Changes in Deposit Insurance Schemes in 2008," Politická ekonomie, University of Economics, Prague, University of Economics, Prague, vol. 2011(5), pages 659-679.
  4. Daniel C. Hardy & María J. Nieto, 2011. "Cross-border coordination of prudential supervision And deposit guarantees," Banco de Espa�a Working Papers 1126, Banco de Espa�a.
  5. Hamada, Miki, 2011. "Market discipline by depositors : impact of deposit insurance on the Indonesian banking sector," IDE Discussion Papers, Institute of Developing Economies, Japan External Trade Organization(JETRO) 292, Institute of Developing Economies, Japan External Trade Organization(JETRO).
  6. David G. Mayes, 2008. "Avoiding the Next Crisis," CESifo Forum, Ifo Institute for Economic Research at the University of Munich, Ifo Institute for Economic Research at the University of Munich, vol. 9(4), pages 44-50, December.
  7. P.E. Morris, 2010. "Bank failure and deposit protection in offshore Britain: the case of Guernsey," Journal of Financial Regulation and Compliance, Emerald Group Publishing, Emerald Group Publishing, vol. 18(3), pages 272-292, July.
  8. Michiel Bijlsma & Karen van der Wiel, 2012. "What Awareness? Consumer Perception of Bank Risk and Deposit Insurance," CPB Discussion Paper 205, CPB Netherlands Bureau for Economic Policy Analysis.


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