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Quantifying the benefits of a liquidity-saving mechanism

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  • Enghin Atalay
  • Antoine Martin
  • James McAndrews

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This paper attempts to quantify the benefits associated with operating a liquidity-saving mechanism (LSM) in Fedwire, the large-value payment system of the Federal Reserve. Calibrating the model of Martin and McAndrews (2008), we find that potential gains are large compared to the likely cost of implementing an LSM, on the order of hundreds of thousands of dollars per day.

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Paper provided by Federal Reserve Bank of New York in its series Staff Reports with number 447.

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Date of creation: 2010
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Handle: RePEc:fip:fednsr:447

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Keywords: Fedwire ; Liquidity (Economics) ; Payment systems ; Federal Reserve System;

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  1. Morten L. Bech & Antoine Martin & James McAndrews, 2012. "Settlement liquidity and monetary policy implementation—lessons from the financial crisis," Economic Policy Review, Federal Reserve Bank of New York, issue Mar, pages 3-20.

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