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Liquidity and real equilibrium interest rates: a framework of analysis

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  • Stracca, Livio

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This paper proposes a general equilibrium model with heterogeneous households and a financial market where each financial instrument provides liquidity services in addition to enabling a transfer of purchasing power over time. Importantly, liquidity services may be asymmetric according to whether the financial instrument is held as an asset or as a liability, and are also agentspecific. The main purpose of the study is to develop an analytical framework and a language for evaluating the effect of (broadly defined) liquidity factors on equilibrium rates of return and intertemporal allocation. JEL Classification: E40, E43

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Paper provided by European Central Bank in its series Working Paper Series with number 0542.

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Date of creation: Nov 2005
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Keywords: financial market; heterogeneity; liquidity services; Real interest rates;

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