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Euro money market trading during times of crisis

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  • Fecht, Falko
  • Reitz, Stefan

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This paper uses the order book for 2007 and 2008 of a key Euro area market maker in the unsecured money market to estimate a stylized pricing model which explicitly accounts for the over - the - counter structure and the unsecured nature of these transactions. The empirical results suggest that the market maker learns from order flow to update her beliefs about the fundamental value of the overnight rate, but this information aggregation via order flow was increasingly hampered as the crisis unfolded. In addition, order size was also used to infer the unobservable component of a counterparty's credit risk.

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  • Fecht, Falko & Reitz, Stefan, 2015. "Euro money market trading during times of crisis," Kiel Working Papers 2012, Kiel Institute for the World Economy (IfW).
  • Handle: RePEc:zbw:ifwkwp:2012
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    Keywords

    Euro money market; financial crisis; market microstructure; pricing behavior;

    JEL classification:

    • G15 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - International Financial Markets
    • E43 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Money and Interest Rates - - - Interest Rates: Determination, Term Structure, and Effects
    • C32 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Multiple or Simultaneous Equation Models; Multiple Variables - - - Time-Series Models; Dynamic Quantile Regressions; Dynamic Treatment Effect Models; Diffusion Processes; State Space Models

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