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The network nature of over-the-counter interest rates

Edoardo Rainone ()

Journal of Financial Markets, 2020, vol. 47, issue C

Abstract: Interest rates in money markets are fundamental indicators of the smooth transmission of the policy rate and of the stability of the financial system. The decentralized nature of this market can generate equilibrium interest rates that depend on the structure of the relationships among banks. I propose a structural econometric model to test it. The method is applied to a unique dataset of euro unsecured loans and characteristics of banks from 2008 to 2012. I find that the network structure played a greater role during the sovereign debt crisis, when risk preferences and bargaining powers of market participants changed dramatically.

Keywords: Interbank markets; Trading networks; Financial stability; Spatial autoregressive models; Market microstructure; Monetary policy (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: C21 D40 D85 E52 E40 G01 G21 F65 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2020
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DOI: 10.1016/j.finmar.2019.100525

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