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Queuing theory applied to the optimal management of bank excess reserves


  • Taufemback, Cleiton
  • Da Silva, Sergio


Although the economic literature on the optimal management of bank excess reserves is age-old and large, here we suggest a fresh, more practical approach based on queuing theory.

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  • Taufemback, Cleiton & Da Silva, Sergio, 2012. "Queuing theory applied to the optimal management of bank excess reserves," Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications, Elsevier, vol. 391(4), pages 1381-1387.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:phsmap:v:391:y:2012:i:4:p:1381-1387 DOI: 10.1016/j.physa.2011.09.022

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    Commercial bank excess reserves; Queuing theory;

    JEL classification:

    • G21 - Financial Economics - - Financial Institutions and Services - - - Banks; Other Depository Institutions; Micro Finance Institutions; Mortgages


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