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Quantifying the recapitalization fund premium using option pricing techniques

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  • Necula, Ciprian
  • Radu, Alina-Nicoleta

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The purpose of the paper consists in developing a formula for quantifying the premium a bank is expected to pay for a fund that provides recapitalization in order to allow orderly failure if the bank is in financial distress. The main finding is that such a premium can be computed as the difference between the prices of two European put options.

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  • Necula, Ciprian & Radu, Alina-Nicoleta, 2012. "Quantifying the recapitalization fund premium using option pricing techniques," Economics Letters, Elsevier, vol. 114(3), pages 249-251.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:ecolet:v:114:y:2012:i:3:p:249-251
    DOI: 10.1016/j.econlet.2011.11.002
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    Keywords

    Banks; Resolution fund; European put option; Volatility;

    JEL classification:

    • G21 - Financial Economics - - Financial Institutions and Services - - - Banks; Other Depository Institutions; Micro Finance Institutions; Mortgages

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