Deposit Insurance and Crisis Management

Author/Editor:

G. G. Garcia

Publication Date:

March 1, 2000

Electronic Access:

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Summary:

A well-designed deposit insurance system (DIS) will provide incentives for citizens to keep the financial system sound. However, a poorly designed DIS can foster a financial crisis. This paper, therefore, makes recommendations for creating and running a limited, incentive-compatible, DIS. The paper also examines factors in the decision to grant, temporarily, a comprehensive guarantee, and the design of that guarantee, should a systemic financial crisis nevertheless occur. It concludes with guidance on the removal of that guarantee.

Series:

Working Paper No. 00/57

Subject:

English

Publication Date:

March 1, 2000

ISBN/ISSN:

9781451847765/1018-5941

Stock No:

WPIEA0572000

Format:

Paper

Pages:

80

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