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Interbank lending, credit risk premia and collateral

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  • Heider, Florian
  • Hoerova, Marie

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We study the functioning of secured and unsecured inter-bank markets in the presence of credit risk. The model generates empirical predictions that are in line with developments during the 2007-2009 financial crises. Interest rates decouple across secured and unsecured markets following an adverse shock to credit risk. The scarcity of underlying collateral may amplify the volatility of interest rates in secured markets. We use the model to discuss various policy responses to the crisis. JEL Classification: G01, G21, E58

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Keywords: collateral; Credit risk; financial crisis; Interbank Market; liquidity;

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  1. Heider, Florian & Hoerova, Marie & Holthausen, Cornelia, 2010. "Liquidity Hoarding and Interbank Market Spreads: The Role of Counterparty Risk," CEPR Discussion Papers 7762, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers.
  2. Itai Agur, 2014. "Bank Risk Within and Across Equilibria," IMF Working Papers 14/116, International Monetary Fund.
  3. Nuno Cassola & Alain Durré & Cornelia Holthausen, 2011. "Implementing monetary policy in the crisis times - the case of the ECB," Chapters, European Central Bank.

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