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The Eurosystem Money Market Auctions: A Banking Perspective


This paper analyzes the individual bidding behavior of German banks in the money market auctions conducted by the ECB from the beginning of the third quarter of 2000 to the end of the first quarter of 2001. Our approach takes a variety of characteristics of the individual banks into account. In particular, we consider variables that capture the different use of liquidity and the different attitude towards liquidity risk of the individual banks. It turns out that these characteristics are reflected in the banks’ respective bidding behavior to a large extent. Thus our study contributes to a deeper understanding of the way liquidity is managed in the banking sector.


Suggested citation: Bartzsch, Nikolaus, Ben R. Craig, and Falko Fecht, 2005. "The Eurosystem Money Market Auctions: A Banking Perspective," Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, Working Paper no. 05-06.

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