My paper “The Travels of a Deposit in Turbulent Times: The Importance of Deposit Insurance Design for Cross-Border Deposits” , jointly written with Shusen Qi and Stefanie Kleimeier and published by Economic Inquiry is now available “open access“.
In this paper “we examine the impact of the existence on an explicit deposit insurance (DI) scheme and its design features on bilateral cross‐border deposits (CBD) in a gravity model setting. We find that both the absolute quality of a country’s DI and its relative quality vis‐à‐vis other countries’ DI generally affect depositor behavior. However, during systemic banking crises, cross‐border depositors primarily seek countries with the best DI schemes. Similarly, during the 2008–2009 great financial crisis, the emergency actions taken by the governments, which supply and maintain these safe havens, have led to substantial relocations of CBD.”