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A Simple Proposal to Resolve the Disruption of Counterparty Risk In Short-Term Credit Markets


  • Jan Kregel


The impaired risk assessment caused by the collapse of mortgage-backed securities is the major problem threatening the stability of the American financial system, yet it is not clear that removing these assets from institutional balance sheets, as the government has proposed, will make it easier to assess counterparty risk in short-term credit markets. Resolving the disruption of counterparty risk should be the first objective of policy, argues Senior Scholar Jan Kregel, since these markets provide basic liquidity support for institutions operating in the broader financial markets.

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  • Jan Kregel, 2008. "A Simple Proposal to Resolve the Disruption of Counterparty Risk In Short-Term Credit Markets," Economics Policy Note Archive 08-4, Levy Economics Institute.
  • Handle: RePEc:lev:levypn:08-4

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    1. L. Randall Wray, 2004. "The Fed and the New Monetary Consensus: The Case for Rate Hikes, Part Two," Economics Public Policy Brief Archive ppb_80, Levy Economics Institute.
    2. Dimitri B. Papadimitriou & Greg Hannsgen & Gennaro Zezza, 2008. "Fiscal Stimulus--Is More Needed?," Economics Strategic Analysis Archive sa_apr_08, Levy Economics Institute.
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    1. Luigi Bonatti & Andrea Fracasso, 2009. "The evolution of the Sino-American Co-dependency: modelling a regime switch in a growth setting," Department of Economics Working Papers 0905, Department of Economics, University of Trento, Italia.

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