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Systemic illiquidity in the interbank network

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  • Gerardo Ferrara
  • Sam Langfield
  • Zijun Liu
  • Tomohiro Ota

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We study systemic illiquidity using a unique dataset on banks' daily cash flows, short-term interbank funding and liquid asset buffers. Failure to roll-over short-term funding or repay obligations when they fall due generates an externality in the form of systemic illiquidity. We simulate a model in which systemic illiquidity propagates in the interbank funding network over multiple days. In this setting, systemic illiquidity is minimised by a macroprudential policy that skews the distribution of liquid assets towards banks that are important in the network.

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  • Gerardo Ferrara & Sam Langfield & Zijun Liu & Tomohiro Ota, 2019. "Systemic illiquidity in the interbank network," Quantitative Finance, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 19(11), pages 1779-1795, November.
  • Handle: RePEc:taf:quantf:v:19:y:2019:i:11:p:1779-1795
    DOI: 10.1080/14697688.2019.1612083
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