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Global Funding Liquidity, Equity Returns and Crash Risk: Implications for Monetary Policy


  • Aidan Corcoran

    () (Institute for International Integration Studies, Trinity College Dublin)


Monetary policy loosening and the associated impact on credit availability may have played a role in the present financial crisis. If such liquidity risk exists and is undiversifiable, then loose monetary policy should be associated with a risk premium. This paper tests for the existence of such a premium in US and global equity markets, in an asset pricing framework which accounts for endogeneity from equity prices to credit availability.

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  • Aidan Corcoran, 2010. "Global Funding Liquidity, Equity Returns and Crash Risk: Implications for Monetary Policy," The Institute for International Integration Studies Discussion Paper Series iiisdp318, IIIS, revised Feb 2010.
  • Handle: RePEc:iis:dispap:iiisdp318

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    Global excess liquidity; monetary policy; foreign exchange.;

    JEL classification:

    • E52 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Monetary Policy, Central Banking, and the Supply of Money and Credit - - - Monetary Policy
    • F31 - International Economics - - International Finance - - - Foreign Exchange
    • G01 - Financial Economics - - General - - - Financial Crises
    • G15 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - International Financial Markets


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