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How do insured deposits affect bank risk? Evidence from the 2008 Emergency Economic Stabilization Act
This paper tests whether an increase in insured deposits causes banks to become more risky. We use variation introduced by the U.S. Emergency Economic Stabilization Act in October 2008, which increased the deposit insurance ...
How Do Banks React to Catastrophic Events? Evidence from Hurricane Katrina
This paper explores how banks react to an exogenous shock caused by Hurricane Katrina in 2005, and how the structure of the banking system affects economic development following the shock. Independent banks based in the ...
Natural Disaster and Bank Stability: Evidence from the U.S. Financial System
We show that property damages from weather-related natural disasters significantly weaken the stability of banks with business activities in affected regions, as reflected in lower z-scores, higher probabilities of default, ...
What Drives Banks' Geographic Expansion? The Role of Locally Non-Diversifiable Risk
We show that banks that are facing relatively high locally non-diversifiable risks in their home region expand more across states than banks that do not face such risks following branching deregulation in the United States ...