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TALK CANCELLED: Netting

TALK CANCELLED: Netting
Datum:

Dec 19th, 2019

Ort:

building 09.21 /

room 320

Autoren:

Columbia Business School

Referent:

Giorgia Piacentino

Quelle:

Paper

Abstract:

We present a model to explain why banks maintain off-setting long-term debts without netting them out. We show that these non-contingent debts implement contingent transfers, since they embed the option to dilute with new debt to a third party. Even though a diluted bank is worse off ex post, a network of gross debts is stable ex ante, since each bank exercises its option to dilute when it is most valuable. However, the network harbors systemic risk: since one bank’s liabilities are other banks’ assets, a liquidity shock can transmit through the network in a default cascade.