The authors show instead that secrecy can be suboptimal, because although it deters gaming, it may also deter socially desirable investment. When the regulator can choose the minimum standard for passing the test, the authors show that secrecy is suboptimal if the regulator is sufficiently uncertain regarding bank characteristics. When failing the bank is socially costly, then under some conditions, secrecy is suboptimal when the bank's private cost of failure is either sufficiently high or sufficiently low.View the Full Working Paper
Model Secrecy and Stress Tests
WP 17-41 - Conventional wisdom holds that the models used to stress test banks should be kept secret to prevent gaming.