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Fairly Priced Deposit Insurance and Bank Charter Policy

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  • Roger Craine

    (University of California, Berkeley)

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    The thrust of current deposit insurance reform--risk-based insurance premiums and capital requirements--is an effort to price deposit insurance more fairly. Fairly pricing deposit insurance eliminates inequitable wealth transfers, but it does not lead to an efficient equilibrium. This paper shows that an alternative charter policy results in an efficient separating equilibrium. The analysis provides support for the deposit insurance reform proposal in the recent NCFIRRE (1993) report to the President and Congress, and for Merton and Bodie's (1993) proposal.

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    Paper provided by EconWPA in its series Finance with number 9605002.

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    Date of creation: 30 May 1996
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    Handle: RePEc:wpa:wuwpfi:9605002

    Note: 28pp; keywords: deposit insurance reform, fairly priced deposit insurance, agency cost of debt
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