Ferrara, Gerardo Langfield, Sam Liu, Zijun Ota, Tomohiro
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ESRB Working Paper Series No. 86
European Systemic Risk Board (ESRB), European System of Financial Supervision, Frankfurt a. M.
We study systemic illiquidity using a unique dataset on banks' daily cash flows, short-term interbank funding and liquid asset buffers. Failure to roll-over short-term funding or repay obligations when they fall due generates an externality in the form of systemic illiquidity. We simulate a model in which systemic illiquidity propagates in the interbank funding network over multiple days. In this setting, systemic illiquidity is minimised by a macroprudential policy that skews the distribution of liquid assets towards banks that are important in the network.