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The Liquidity and Liquidity Distribution Effects in Emerging Markets; The Case of Jordan


  • Jérôme Vandenbussche
  • Stanley B Watt
  • Szabolcs Blazsek


This paper analyzes the determinants of daily changes in Jordan's interbank market overnight rate. It not only quantifies the classic liquidity effect, but also uncovers a liquidity distribution effect on both sides of the market, and shows that their magnitude is a decreasing and convex function of the level of excess reserves. It finds that the volatility of rate changes depends much more on the reserve surplus accumulated within a maintenance period than on the level of excess reserves. As Carpenter and Demiralp (2006), it uses the series of the central bank's daily forecast errors to identify the liquidity effect.

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  • Jérôme Vandenbussche & Stanley B Watt & Szabolcs Blazsek, 2009. "The Liquidity and Liquidity Distribution Effects in Emerging Markets; The Case of Jordan," IMF Working Papers 09/228, International Monetary Fund.
  • Handle: RePEc:imf:imfwpa:09/228

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    1. Poghosyan, Tigran, 2011. "Slowdown of credit flows in Jordan in the wake of the global financial crisis: Supply or demand driven?," Economic Systems, Elsevier, vol. 35(4), pages 562-573.


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