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Deposit Insurance around the World: Issues of Design and Implementation

Asli Demirguc-Kunt, Edward J. Kane, and Luc Laeven


Explicit deposit insurance (DI) is widely held to be a crucial element of modern financial safety nets. For this reason, establishing a DI system is frequently recommended by outside experts to countries undergoing reform. Predictably, DI systems have proliferated in the developing world. The number of countries offering explicit deposit guarantees rose from twenty in 1980 to eighty-seven by the end of 2003. This book challenges the wisdom of encouraging countries to adopt DI without first repairing observable weaknesses in their institutional environment. The evidence and analysis presented c ... More

Keywords: explicit deposit insurance, DI systems, financial safety nets, banking reform, developing world, financial institutions, banking behavior, policy complications, depositors

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Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780262042543
Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: August 2013 DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262042543.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Asli Demirguc-Kunt, editor

Edward J. Kane, editor

Luc Laeven, editor

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I Introduction

II Deposit Insurance: Adoption, Pricing, and Linkages with Insolvency Resolution

2 Adoption and Design of Deposit Insurance

Aslı Demirgüç-Kunt, Edward Kane, and Luc Laeven

III Deposit Insurance: Country Experiences

5 Lessons from the U.S. Experience with Deposit Insurance

Randall S. Kroszner, and William R. Melick

8 Deposit Overinsurance in EU Accession Countries

Nikolay Nenovsky, and Kalina Dimitrova

9 Deposit Insurance Reform in Russia

Modibo K. Camara, and Fernando Montes-Negret

IV Deposit Insurance: Database

11 Deposit Insurance around the World: A Comprehensive Database

Aslı Demirgüç-Kunt, Edward Kane, Baybars Karacaovali, and Luc Laeven

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