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Availability of high-quality liquid assets and monetary policy operations: an analysis for the euro area

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  • Grandia, Roel
  • Hänling, Petra
  • Russo, Michelina Lo
  • Aberg, Pontus

Abstract

This paper provides an overview of supply and demand factors influencing the availability of euro-denominated debt instruments that qualify as high-quality liquid assets (HQLA) in the euro area. The paper estimates the supply of HQLA issued by the public and private sectors as well as the aggregated impact of Eurosystem monetary policy operations on the amount and composition of HQLA held by banks and other economic agents. An assessment of the main demand factors is also presented. Finally, the paper provides some insights into the interaction with and implications for the Eurosystem monetary policy implementation framework in the longer run. JEL Classification: D41, E58, G1, G28

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  • Grandia, Roel & Hänling, Petra & Russo, Michelina Lo & Aberg, Pontus, 2019. "Availability of high-quality liquid assets and monetary policy operations: an analysis for the euro area," Occasional Paper Series 218, European Central Bank.
  • Handle: RePEc:ecb:ecbops:2019218
    Note: 2992544
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    1. Jan Willem van den End, 2019. "Effects of QE on sovereign bond spreads through the safe asset channel," DNB Working Papers 647, Netherlands Central Bank, Research Department.

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    Keywords

    asset purchase programme; bank regulation; central bank policies; credit operations; regulatory changes;

    JEL classification:

    • D41 - Microeconomics - - Market Structure, Pricing, and Design - - - Perfect Competition
    • E58 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Monetary Policy, Central Banking, and the Supply of Money and Credit - - - Central Banks and Their Policies
    • G1 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets
    • G28 - Financial Economics - - Financial Institutions and Services - - - Government Policy and Regulation

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