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Which Bank is the "Central" Bank? An Application of Markov Theory to the Canadian Large Value Transfer System

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  • Morten Bech
  • James T. E. Chapman
  • Rod Garratt

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We use a method similar to Google's PageRank procedure to rank banks in the Canadian Large Value Transfer System (LVTS). Along the way we obtain estimates of the payment processing speeds for the individual banks. These differences in processing speeds are essential for explaining why observed daily distributions of liquidity differ from the initial distributions, which are determined by the credit limits selected by banks.

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  • Morten Bech & James T. E. Chapman & Rod Garratt, 2008. "Which Bank is the "Central" Bank? An Application of Markov Theory to the Canadian Large Value Transfer System," Staff Working Papers 08-42, Bank of Canada.
  • Handle: RePEc:bca:bocawp:08-42
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    1. Morten L. Bech & Rodney J. Garratt, 2012. "Illiquidity in the Interbank Payment System Following Wide‐Scale Disruptions," Journal of Money, Credit and Banking, Blackwell Publishing, vol. 44(5), pages 903-929, August.
    2. Leo Katz, 1953. "A new status index derived from sociometric analysis," Psychometrika, Springer;The Psychometric Society, vol. 18(1), pages 39-43, March.
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    1. Jorge A Chan-Lau, 2010. "Balance Sheet Network Analysis of Too-Connected-to-Fail Risk in Global and Domestic Banking Systems," IMF Working Papers 10/107, International Monetary Fund.
    2. Sean O'Connor & James Chapman & Kirby Millar, 2008. "Liquidity Efficiency and Distribution in the LVTS: Non-Neutrality of System Changes under Network Asymmetry," Discussion Papers 08-11, Bank of Canada.
    3. Monica Billio & Mila Getmansky & Andrew W. Lo & Loriana Pelizzon, 2010. "Econometric Measures of Systemic Risk in the Finance and Insurance Sectors," NBER Chapters,in: Market Institutions and Financial Market Risk National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
    4. Julien Barre & Alain Raybaut & Dominique Torre, 2012. "Banks Connectivity, Credit Risk Transfer and Stability of the Banking System," Brussels Economic Review, ULB -- Universite Libre de Bruxelles, vol. 55(1), pages 75-96.

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    Payment; clearing; and settlement systems;

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    • C11 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General - - - Bayesian Analysis: General
    • E50 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Monetary Policy, Central Banking, and the Supply of Money and Credit - - - General
    • G20 - Financial Economics - - Financial Institutions and Services - - - General

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