Deposit Market Competition, Wholesale Funding and Bank Risk

35 Pages Posted: 24 Apr 2010 Last revised: 28 Aug 2010

See all articles by Ben R. Craig

Ben R. Craig

Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland; Deutsche Bundesbank

Valeriya Dinger

Universität Osnabrück

Multiple version iconThere are 2 versions of this paper

Date Written: April 15, 2010


In this paper we revisit the long debate on the risk effects of bank competition and propose a new approach to the empirical estimation of the relation between deposit market competition and bank risk. Our approach accounts for the opportunity of banks to shift to wholesale funding when deposit market competition is intense. The analysis is based on a unique comprehensive dataset which combines retail deposit rates data with data on bank characteristics and with data on local deposit market features for a sample of 589 U.S. banks. Our results support the notion of a risk-enhancing effect of deposit market competition.

Keywords: bank competition, wholesale funding, bank risk, deposit rates

JEL Classification: G21

Suggested Citation

Craig, Ben R. and Dinger, Valeriya, Deposit Market Competition, Wholesale Funding and Bank Risk (April 15, 2010). FRB of Cleveland Working Paper No. 09-05R, Available at SSRN:

Ben R. Craig (Contact Author)

Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland ( email )

PO Box 6387
Cleveland, OH 44101
United States
216-579-2061 (Phone)
216-579-3050 (Fax)

Deutsche Bundesbank

Wilhelm-Epstein-Str. 14
Frankfurt/Main, 60431

Valeriya Dinger

Universität Osnabrück ( email )

Neuer Graben
Osnabrück, 49074

Do you have a job opening that you would like to promote on SSRN?

Paper statistics

Abstract Views
PlumX Metrics