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A theory of repurchase agreements, collateral re-use, and repo intermediation

Piero; MAURIN, Vincent; MONNET, Cyril Gottardi,
Authors registered in the RePEc Author Service: Piero Gottardi () and Cyril Monnet ()

No ECO2017/03, Economics Working Papers from European University Institute

Abstract: We show that repurchase agreements (repos) arise as the instrument of choice to borrow in a competitive model with limited commitment. The repo contract traded in equilibrium provides insurance against fluctuations in the asset price in states where collateral value is high and maximizes borrowing capacity when it is low. Haircuts increase both with counterparty risk and asset risk. In equilibrium, lenders choose to re-use collateral. This increases the circulation of the asset and generates a “collateral multiplier" effect. Finally, we show that intermediation by dealers may endogenously arise in equilibrium, with chains of repos among traders

Keywords: Repos; Collateral re-use; Intermediation; Haircuts (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: G10 G21 G23 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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Date: 2017
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