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The formation of a core periphery structure in heterogeneous financial networks

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  • van der Leij, M.

    () (University of Amsterdam)

  • in 't Veld, D.

    () (University of Amsterdam)

  • Hommes, C.H.

    () (University of Amsterdam)

Abstract

Recent empirical evidence suggests that financial networks exhibit a core-periphery network structure. This paper aims at giving an explanation for the emergence of such a structure using network formation theory. We propose a simple model of the overnight interbank lending market, in which banks compete for intermediation benfits. Focusing on the role of bank heterogeneity, we find that a core-periphery network cannot be unilaterally stable when banks are homogeneous. A core-periphery network structure can form endogenously, however, if we allow for heterogeneity among banks in size. Moreover, size heterogeneity may arise endogenously if payoffs feed back into bank size.

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  • van der Leij, M. & in 't Veld, D. & Hommes, C.H., 2016. "The formation of a core periphery structure in heterogeneous financial networks," CeNDEF Working Papers 16-07, Universiteit van Amsterdam, Center for Nonlinear Dynamics in Economics and Finance.
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    • D85 - Microeconomics - - Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainty - - - Network Formation
    • G21 - Financial Economics - - Financial Institutions and Services - - - Banks; Other Depository Institutions; Micro Finance Institutions; Mortgages
    • L14 - Industrial Organization - - Market Structure, Firm Strategy, and Market Performance - - - Transactional Relationships; Contracts and Reputation

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