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Overbidding in Fixed Rate Tenders - An Empirical Assessment of Alternative Explanations

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  • Dieter Nautz
  • Jörg Oechssler

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This paper investigates various theories explaining banks' overbidding in the fixed rate tenders of the European Central Bank (ECB). Using auction data from both the Bundesbank and the ECB, we show that none of the theories can on its own explain the observed overbidding. This implies that the proposed new rules by the ECB, aimed at neutralizing interest rate expectations, would not eliminate overbidding if the rationing rule in the fixed rate tenders remains unchanged.

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Paper provided by University of Bonn, Germany in its series Bonn Econ Discussion Papers with number bgse10_2003.

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Length: 18
Date of creation: Jun 2003
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Handle: RePEc:bon:bonedp:bgse10_2003

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Keywords: Overbidding; repo auctions; monetary policy instruments of the European Central Bank;

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Cited by:
  1. Sébastien Kraenzlin & Martin Schlegel, 2009. "Bidding Behavior in the SNB's Repo Auctions," Working Papers 2009-14, Swiss National Bank.
  2. Dieter Nautz & Christian J. Offermanns, 2007. "The dynamic relationship between the euro overnight rate, the ECB's policy rate and the term spread," International Journal of Finance & Economics, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., vol. 12(3), pages 287-300.
  3. Sébastien Kraenzlin, 2007. "The characteristics and development of the Swiss franc repurchase agreement market," Financial Markets and Portfolio Management, Springer, vol. 21(2), pages 241-261, June.
  4. Ewerhart, Christian & Cassola, Nuno & Valla, Natacha, 2005. "Equilibrium and inefficiency in fixed rate tenders," Working Paper Series 0554, European Central Bank.
  5. Ewerhart, Christian & Cassola, Nuno & Valla, Natacha, 2012. "Overbidding in fixed rate tenders: The role of exposure risk," Journal of Banking & Finance, Elsevier, vol. 36(2), pages 539-549.
  6. Nautz, Dieter & Offermanns, Christian J., 2008. "Volatility transmission in the European money market," The North American Journal of Economics and Finance, Elsevier, vol. 19(1), pages 23-39, March.

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