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An Empirical Investigation into the Effect of Explicit Deposit Insurance and Design on the Liability Structure of Banks


  • Khalil Ullah Mohammad

    () (Bahria University, Islamabad, Pakistan)

  • Shin-Ichi Nishiyama

    () (Kobe University, Japan)


This paper provides an insight into the behaviour of the liability side of bank balance sheet in response to explicit deposit insurance. It is an empirical investigation into the choice of a rational bank maximizing its bank value in terms of deposit and non-deposit liabilities after the implementation of explicit deposit insurance. The paper tests how banks` liabilities are affected because of the safety net and its design. Banks lower their leverage ratio as a response to the explicit deposit insurance. The paper finds evidence of depositor shifting funds between the types of deposits in the bank as a result of the explicit deposit insurance. It provides evidence of the importance of setting the right coverage in order to prevent the adverse effects that deposit insurance induces. It studies how the safety net design features affect the bank liability structure. The study finds that besides the explicit deposit insurance, the bank liability structure is affected by factors like tax expense, bank size, overheads, and dividend payout.

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  • Khalil Ullah Mohammad & Shin-Ichi Nishiyama, 2019. "An Empirical Investigation into the Effect of Explicit Deposit Insurance and Design on the Liability Structure of Banks," Journal of Central Banking Theory and Practice, Central bank of Montenegro, vol. 8(3), pages 179-206.
  • Handle: RePEc:cbk:journl:v:8:y:2019:i:3:p:179-206

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    Bank Liability Structure; Explicit Deposit Insurance; Leverage;

    JEL classification:

    • G28 - Financial Economics - - Financial Institutions and Services - - - Government Policy and Regulation
    • G21 - Financial Economics - - Financial Institutions and Services - - - Banks; Other Depository Institutions; Micro Finance Institutions; Mortgages
    • C22 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Single Equation Models; Single Variables - - - Time-Series Models; Dynamic Quantile Regressions; Dynamic Treatment Effect Models; Diffusion Processes


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