Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/153933
Authors: 
Beaupain, Renaud
Durré, Alain
Year of Publication: 
2012
Series/Report no.: 
ECB Working Paper 1500
Abstract: 
The market-oriented approach promoted by the European Central Bank in the design of its refinancing operations creates incentives to credit insitutions to use actively the interbank market to manage their liquidity needs. In this context, we examine the ability of the overnight segment to guarantee the timely provision of unsecured funds to banks to smoothly absorb their liquidity shocks. This paper specifically focuses on the speed of reversion of transaction costs and available depth to their equilibrium levels in this market for overnight unsecured funds from 4 September 2000 to 31 December 2007. The reported evidence points to time-varying liquidity adjustments and identifies liquidity, market activity and the institutional setting of the ECB’s refinancing operations as significant determinants of the observed resiliency regimes. Our analysis also shows how the speed of mean reversion of market liquidity, by affecting the level and the volatility of the overnight market rate, also affects the anchoring of the yield curve in the euro area.
Subjects: 
financial turmoil
market microstructure
Mean reversion
Overnight money market
price impact
transaction costs
JEL: 
C22
C25
G01
G10
G21
E52
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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