Reestablishing Stability and Avoiding a Credit Crunch: Comparing Different Bad Bank Schemes

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This paper develops a model to analyze two different bad bank schemes, an outright sale of toxic assets to a state-owned bad bank and a repurchase agreement between the bad bank and the initial bank. For both schemes, we derive a critical transfer payment that induces a bank manager to participate. Participation improves the bank’s solvency and enables the… (More)

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