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A tale of fire-sales and liquidity hoarding

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  • Aleksander Berentsen
  • Benjamin Müller

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We extend the analysis of the interbank market model of Gale and Yorulmazer (2013) by introducing randomized trading (lotteries). In contrast to Gale and Yorulmazer, we find that fire-sale asset prices are efficient and that no liquidity hoarding occurs in equilibrium. While Gale and Yorulmazer find that the market provides insufficient liquidity, we find that it provides too much liquidity. We also show how to decentralize the efficient lottery mechanism.

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  • Aleksander Berentsen & Benjamin Müller, 2014. "A tale of fire-sales and liquidity hoarding," ECON - Working Papers 139, Department of Economics - University of Zurich, revised Jun 2015.
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    Keywords

    Fire-sales; lotteries; liquidity hoarding; interbank markets; indivisibility;

    JEL classification:

    • G12 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - Asset Pricing; Trading Volume; Bond Interest Rates
    • G21 - Financial Economics - - Financial Institutions and Services - - - Banks; Other Depository Institutions; Micro Finance Institutions; Mortgages
    • G33 - Financial Economics - - Corporate Finance and Governance - - - Bankruptcy; Liquidation

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