The Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR) Research Policy Network (RPN) on European Financial Architecture (EFA), organized a Webinar on Deposit insurance - Demon or rescuer: how to deal with the risk of bank runs? on Friday, 21 April 2023, 1:00 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. CET, via Zoom.

SpeakersViral AcharyaNYU-Stern, NBER & CEPR & Jan Pieter KrahnenLeibniz Institute SAFE, CEPR and EFA RPN

Marie Donnay, European Commission and Martin Oehmke, LSE, CEPR & EFA RPN

ModeratorElena CarlettiBocconi University, CEPR, EFA RPN
The recent Silicon Valley Bank (SVB) experience in the U.S, and partly of Crédit Suisse (CS) in Switzerland, act as a wake-up call for Europe’s regulators to raise the question of what we can learn from the turbulent events surrounding SVB’s final days and what they tell us about the performance of existing regulation. This Webinar aimed to discuss the pros and cons of extending deposit insurance to demandable deposits and other runnable short-term liabilities, in order to mitigate bank runs, thereby facilitating orderly resolution. A point of departure of this hypothesis is developed in the SAFE Policy Letter n.98: European Lessons from Silicon Valley Bank resolution: A Plea for a comprehensive demand deposit protection scheme (CDDPS) giving such a broadened insurance coverage an important role in dealing with weak banks/banks exist. 


Viral Acharya

C. V. Starr Professor of Economics in the Department of Finance, Stern School of Business New York University


Martin Oehmke

Professor of Finance London School Of Economics And Political Science

Marie Donnay

Head of Unit Resolution and Crisis Management (DG Fisma) European Commission


Elena Carletti

Full Professor of Finance, Finance Department Bocconi University