Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/60603
Authors: 
Bartolini, Leonardo
Prati, Alessandro
Year of Publication: 
2003
Series/Report no.: 
Staff Report, Federal Reserve Bank of New York 175
Abstract: 
The volatility patterns of overnight interest rates differ across industrial countries in ways that existing models, designed to replicate the features of the U.S. federal funds market, cannot explain. This paper presents an equilibrium model of the overnight interbank market that matches these different patterns by incorporating differences in policy execution by the world's main central banks, including differences in central banks' management of marginal lending and deposit facilities in response to shocks. Our model is consistent with central banks' observed practice of rationing access to marginal facilities when the objective of stabilizing short-term interest rates conflicts with another high-frequency objective, such as the targeting of exchange rates.
Subjects: 
interbank market
interest volatility
central bank procedures
JEL: 
E43
E44
E52
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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