Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/83725
Authors: 
Martínez-Jaramillo, Serafín
Alexandrova-Kabadjova, Biliana
Bravo-Benítez, Bernardo
Solórzano-Margain, Juan Pablo
Year of Publication: 
2012
Series/Report no.: 
Working Papers, Banco de México 2012-07
Abstract: 
With the purpose of measuring and monitoring systemic risk, some topological properties of the interbank exposures and the payments system networks are studied. We propose non-topological measures which are useful to describe the individual behavior of banks in both networks. The evolution of such networks is also studied and some important conclusions from the systemic risks perspective are drawn. A unified measure of interconnectedness is also created. The main findings of this study are: the payments system network is strongly connected in contrast to the interbank exposures network; the type of exposures and payment size reveal different roles played by banks; behavior of banks in the exposures network changed considerably after Lehmans failure; interconnectedness of a bank, estimated by the unified measure, is not necessarily related with its assets size.
Subjects: 
systemic risk
financial networks
payment systems
JEL: 
C01
C02
C44
C63
G21
Document Type: 
Working Paper
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