Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Liquidity Risk Premia in Unsecured Interbank Money Markets

By Jens Eisenschmidt and Jens Tapking:

Abstract: Unsecured interbank money market rates such as the Euribor increased strongly with the start of the financial market turbulences in August 2007. There is clear evidence that these rates reached levels that cannot be explained alone by higher credit risk. This article presents this evidence and provides a theoretical explanation which refers to the funding liquidity risk of lenders in unsecured term money markets.

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