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Funding Constraints and Market Liquidity in the European Treasury Bond Market

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Minh Nguyen



This is the final published version of a working paper that has been published in its final definitive form by Hong Kong Institute for Monetary Research, 2018.

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Theoretical studies show that shocks to funding constraints should affect and be affected by market liquidity. However, little is known about the empirical magnitude of such responses because of the intrinsic endogeneity of liquidity shocks. This paper adopts an identification technique based on the heteroskedasticity of liquidity proxies to infer the reaction of one measure to shocks affecting the other. Using data for the European Treasury bond market, we find evidence that funding liquidity shocks affect bond market liquidity and of a weaker simultaneous feedback effect of market liquidity on funding liquidity. We also investigate the determinants of the magnitude of these effects in the cross-section of bonds characterized by different durations and default risk. We find that the market-to-funding liquidity effect is stronger for short-term bonds and for bonds used as collaterals in repo transactions, such as German bonds.

Publication metadata

Author(s): Moinas S, Nguyen M, Valente G

Publication type: Working Paper

Publication status: Published

Journal: Hong Kong Institute for Monetary Research Working Paper

Type of Article: Finance

Year: 2018

Pages: 1-61

Publisher: Hong Kong Institute for Monetary Research


DOI: 10.2139/ssrn.3250612