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Liquidity saving mechanisms

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  • Jamie McAndrews

    (Federal Reserve Bank of New York)

  • Antoine Martin

    (Federal Reserve Bank of New York)

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We study the incentives of participants in a real-time gross settlement with and without the addition of a liquidity saving mechanism. Participants in our model face a liquidity shock and different cost of delaying payments. They trade-off the cost of delaying a payment with the cost of borrowing liquidity from the central bank. The heterogeneity of participants in our model gives rise to a rich set of strategic interactions. The main contribution of our paper is to show that the design of a liquidity saving mechanism has important implications for welfare. In particular, we find that adding one type of liquidity saving mechanism can either increase or decrease welfare depending on parameters.

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Paper provided by Society for Economic Dynamics in its series 2007 Meeting Papers with number 165.

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  1. Jamie McAndrews & Antoine Martin, 2007. "Liquidity saving mechanisms," 2007 Meeting Papers 165, Society for Economic Dynamics.
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