Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/154560
Authors: 
Cheun, Samuel
von Köppen-Mertes, Isabel
Weller, Benedict
Year of Publication: 
2009
Series/Report no.: 
ECB Occasional Paper 107
Abstract: 
In response to the turmoil in global financial markets which began in the second half of 2007, central banks have changed the way in which they implement monetary policy. This has drawn particular attention to the type of collateral used for backing central banks’ temporary open market operations and the range of counterparties which can participate in these operations. This paper provides an overview of the features of the different operational and collateral frameworks of three central banks that have been significantly affected by the crisis: the Eurosystem, the Federal Reserve System and the Bank of England. The paper describes the factors that shaped the three frameworks prior to the turmoil. It then describes the actions the three central banks took in response to the turmoil and analyses to what extent these actions were dependent on the initial design of the operational and collateral framework.
Subjects: 
Collateral Framework
Central Bank Repo Auctions
Collateral
Open Market Operations
Financial Market Turmoil 2007-2009.
JEL: 
E52
E58
G01
G20
Document Type: 
Research Report

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