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A Model of the Open Market Operations of the European Central Bank

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  • Ayuso, J.
  • Repullo, R.

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We construct a model to nalyze the two types of tender procedures used by the European Central Bank in its open market operations. We assume that the ECB minimizes the expected value of a loss function that depends on the quadratic difference between the interbank rate and a target interest rate that characterizes the stance of monetarty policy. We show that when the loss fuction penalizes more heavily interbank rates below the target, fixed rate tenders have a unique equilibrium characterized by extreme overbidding.

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Paper provided by Centro de Estudios Monetarios Y Financieros- in its series Papers with number 0011.

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Length: 34 pages
Date of creation: 2000
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Handle: RePEc:fth:cemfdt:0011

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Keywords: MONETARY POLICY ; MARKET ; AUCTIONS;

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  1. Hamilton, James D, 1996. "The Daily Market for Federal Funds," Journal of Political Economy, University of Chicago Press, vol. 104(1), pages 26-56, February.
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