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The 2007 subprime market crisis through the lens of European Central Bank auctions for short-term funds


  • Cassola, Nuno
  • Hortacsu, Ali
  • Kastl, Jakub


We study European banks JEL Classification: D44, E58, G01

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  • Cassola, Nuno & Hortacsu, Ali & Kastl, Jakub, 2011. "The 2007 subprime market crisis through the lens of European Central Bank auctions for short-term funds," Working Paper Series 1374, European Central Bank.
  • Handle: RePEc:ecb:ecbwps:20111374

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    liquidity crisis; Multiunit auctions; primary market; structural estimation; subprime market;

    JEL classification:

    • D44 - Microeconomics - - Market Structure, Pricing, and Design - - - Auctions
    • E58 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Monetary Policy, Central Banking, and the Supply of Money and Credit - - - Central Banks and Their Policies
    • G01 - Financial Economics - - General - - - Financial Crises

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