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Interbank Contagion in the Dutch Banking Sector

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  • Iman van Lelyveld
  • Franka Liedorp

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We investigate interlinkages and contagion risks in the Dutch interbank market. Based on severaldata sources, including the answers of banks to a questionnaire, we estimate the exposures in the interbank market at bank level. Next, we perform a scenario analysis to measure contagion risks. We find that the bankruptcy of one of the large banks will put a considerable burden on the other banks, but will not lead to a complete collapse of the interbank market. The contagion effects of the failure of a smaller bank are limited. The exposures to foreign counterparties are large and warrant further research.

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  • Iman van Lelyveld & Franka Liedorp, 2004. "Interbank Contagion in the Dutch Banking Sector," DNB Working Papers 005, Netherlands Central Bank, Research Department.
  • Handle: RePEc:dnb:dnbwpp:005
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    Keywords

    interbank market; contagion; simulation;

    JEL classification:

    • G15 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - International Financial Markets
    • G20 - Financial Economics - - Financial Institutions and Services - - - General

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