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Depositinsurance around the globe : where does it work?

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  • Demirguc-Kunt, Asl'
  • Kane, Edward J.

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Explicit deposit insurance has been spreading rapidly in recent years, even to countries not advanced in financial and institutional development. Economic theory indicates that deposit insurance design features interact--for good or ill--with country-specific elements of the financial and governmental contracting environment. The authors document the extent of cross-country differences in deposit insurance design and review empirical evidence on how design features affect private market discipline, banking stability, financial development, and the effectiveness of crisis resolution. This evidence challenges the wisdom of encouraging countries to adopt explicit deposit insurance without first addresing weaknesses in their informational and supervisory environments.

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Paper provided by The World Bank in its series Policy Research Working Paper Series with number 2679.

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Handle: RePEc:wbk:wbrwps:2679

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Keywords: Financial Intermediation; Payment Systems&Infrastructure; Banks&Banking Reform; Financial Crisis Management&Restructuring; Insurance&Risk Mitigation; Banks&Banking Reform; Financial Intermediation; Insurance&Risk Mitigation; Financial Crisis Management&Restructuring; Insurance Law;

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