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A Monetary Model of Bilateral Over-the-Counter Markets

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  • Ricardo Lagos

    (NYU)

  • Shengxing Zhang

    (LSE)

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We develop a model of monetary exchange in bilateral over-the-counter markets to study the effects of monetary policy on asset prices and financial liquidity. The theory predicts asset prices carry a speculative premium that reflects the asset's marketability and depends on monetary policy and the market microstructure where it is traded. These liquidity considerations imply a positive correlation between the real yield on such assets as stocks and housing and the nominal yield on Treasury bonds—an empirical observation long regarded anomalous. We provide novel theoretical implications and empirical evidence regarding the effect of monetary policy on the liquidity of these markets. (Copyright: Elsevier)

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  • Ricardo Lagos & Shengxing Zhang, 2019. "A Monetary Model of Bilateral Over-the-Counter Markets," Review of Economic Dynamics, Elsevier for the Society for Economic Dynamics, vol. 33, pages 205-227, July.
  • Handle: RePEc:red:issued:18-285
    DOI: 10.1016/j.red.2019.01.004
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    Keywords

    Money; Liquidity; OTC markets; Asset prices; Fed model;

    JEL classification:

    • D83 - Microeconomics - - Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainty - - - Search; Learning; Information and Knowledge; Communication; Belief; Unawareness
    • E31 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Prices, Business Fluctuations, and Cycles - - - Price Level; Inflation; Deflation
    • E52 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Monetary Policy, Central Banking, and the Supply of Money and Credit - - - Monetary Policy
    • G12 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - Asset Pricing; Trading Volume; Bond Interest Rates

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