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Can Banks Placate Knowledgeable Depositors by Offering Higher Interest Rates During a Banking Crisis?
Economics Working Papers
  • Glenn Boyle, University of Canterbury
  • Roger D. Stover, Iowa State University
  • Amrit Tiwana, University of Georgia
  • Oleksandr Zhylyevskyy, Iowa State University
Publication Date
4-20-2018
Number
18007
Abstract

Using a conjoint analysis of 417 finance professionals from six countries, we find no evidence that higher interest rates cause knowledgeable depositors to moderate their withdrawals during a banking crisis. In fact, intended withdrawals are positively correlated with expected interest rate changes. After accounting for endogeneity, this relationship disappears, consistent with the attractiveness of higher returns being offset by increased doubts about bank solvency. The withdrawal decisions of finance professionals are also independent of their personal characteristics, but they appear to place considerable store on deposit insurance generosity and the presence of a formal insurance fund.

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Original Release Date: April 20, 2018

Departments
Department of Economics, Iowa State University
File Format
application/pdf
Length
35
Citation Information
Glenn Boyle, Roger D. Stover, Amrit Tiwana and Oleksandr Zhylyevskyy. "Can Banks Placate Knowledgeable Depositors by Offering Higher Interest Rates During a Banking Crisis?" (2018)
Available at: http://0-works.bepress.com.library.simmons.edu/oleksandr-zhylyevskyy/16/