The Legacy of Deposit Insurance: The Growth, Spread, and Cost of Insuring Financial Intermediaries
NBER Working Paper No. 6063
Issued in June 1997
NBER Program(s): DAE ME
Without the Great Depression, the United States would not have adopted deposit insurance. While the New Deal's anti-competitive barriers have largely collapsed become" deeply rooted. This paper examines how market and political competition for deposits raised the level of coverage and spread insurance to all depository institutions. A comparison of the cost of federal insurance with a counterfactual of an insurance-free system shows that federal insurance ultimately imposed a" higher cost but achieved political acceptance because of the distribution of the burden.
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- White, Eugene N. "The Legacy of Deposit Insurance: The Growth, Spread, and Cost of Insuring Financial Intermediaries". The Defining Moment: The Great Depression and the American Economy in the Twentieth Century. Edited by Michael D. Bordo, Claudia Golden, and Eugene N.White, Chicago: The Univeristy of Chicago Press, 1998, pp.87-121.
- The Legacy of Deposit Insurance: The Growth, Spread, and Cost of Insuring Financial Intermediaries, Eugene N. White, in The Defining Moment: The Great Depression and the American Economy in the Twentieth Century (1998), University of Chicago Press (p. 87 - 122)
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