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Liquidity, moral hazard and bank crises

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  • S.Chatterji
  • S.Ghosal

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Bank crises, by interrupting liquidity provision, have been viewed as resulting in welfare losses. In a model of banking with moral hazard, we show that second best bank contracts that improve on autarky ex ante require costly crises to occur with positive probability at the interim stage. When bank payoffs are partially appropriable, either directly via imposition of nes or indirectly by the use of bank equity as a collateral, we argue that an appropriately designed ex-ante regime of policy intervention involving conditional monitoring can prevent bank crises.

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  • S.Chatterji & S.Ghosal, 2013. "Liquidity, moral hazard and bank crises," Working Papers 2013_21, Business School - Economics, University of Glasgow.
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    Keywords

    bank runs; contagion; moral hazard; liquidity; random; contracts; monitoring.;
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    JEL classification:

    • G21 - Financial Economics - - Financial Institutions and Services - - - Banks; Other Depository Institutions; Micro Finance Institutions; Mortgages
    • D82 - Microeconomics - - Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainty - - - Asymmetric and Private Information; Mechanism Design

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