Regulating Asset Price Risk
There has been a long debate about whether speculators are stabilizing or not. We consider a model where speculators have a stabilizing role in normal times, but may also provoke large risk panics. The very feature that makes arbitrageurs liquidity providers in normal times, namely their tolerance of risk, enables a large increase in asset price risk during a financial panic. We show that a policy that discourages balance sheet risk reduces the magnitude of financial panics, as well as asset price risk in both normal and panic states.
|Date of creation:||Jan 2011|
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|Publication status:||Published in American Economic Review, Papers and Proceedings 101, May 2011, pp. 410-412|
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- Philippe Bacchetta & Cedric Tille & Eric van Wincoop, 2010.
"Self-Fulfilling Risk Panics,"
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