Die Auswirkungen der Einlagensicherung auf das Einlegerverhalten in Europa während einer Krise

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Projektart und Laufzeit

Netzwerkprojekt, April 2014 bis April 2016


Lehrstuhl für Betriebswirtschaftslehre, Bank- und Finanzmanagement


Wealth Management


Banking and Finance


The basic objective of this study is to test whether the monitoring activity of the European professional - defined as one with a meaningful level of financial knowledge - could be affected by variations in the deposit insurance system. This research intends to engage depositors who are professionals in the broader finance sector of European countries. We use a unique empirical methodology and this well-defined sample of professionals from each country in the Forum. The professionals will be asked to engage in an online exercise to determine if well-informed investors respond consistently to variations in deposit insurance design.

That deposit insurance reduces the perceived need of depositors to monitor their respective banks has been a long held assumption. However, in the extensive banking research prior to this study, there has been no reported evidence on how professional investors exposed to variations in the insurance may vary in their monitoring activity. The results of our study will provide important insight into the effects of increasing EU harmonization on depositor behavior on a country by country basis during a banking crisis.

This research approach is of particular interest as deposit insurance schemes have remained relatively heterogeneous - in terms of organization, administration, coverage and financing -- across member states since the introduction of the first European Deposit Guarantee Scheme (DGS) in 1994. Only recently, brought about by the financial crisis in 2008, has the EU pushed for new EU wide provision for DGSs with the most recent ones to be applied from July 2015 onwards. Our study proposes to quantify the potential for success by testing the level of convergence in depositor behavior across member states following the introduction of a revised DGS aiming for EU-wide harmonization.


Verhaltensökonomie, Bankenrecht Europa, Behavior design


Projektführende Einrichtung

  • Lehrstuhl für Betriebswirtschaftslehre, Bank- und Finanzmanagement


  • Boyle, G., Kaiser, L., Stover, R., Tiwana, A., & Zhylyevskyy, O. (2020). Finance Professionals’ Response to a Banking Crisis: An International Perspective.