Funding Liquidity Risk: Definition and Measurement

Mathias Drehmann, Kleopatra Nikolaou
2010 Social Science Research Network  
4 Non-technical summary 5 ECB Working Paper Series Abstract In this paper we propose definitions of funding liquidity and funding liquidity risk and present a simple, yet intuitive, measure of funding liquidity risk based on data from open market operations. Our empirical analysis uses a unique data set of 135 main refinancing operation auctions conducted at the ECB between June 2005 and December 2007. We find that our proxies for funding liquidity risk are typically stable and low, with
more » ... nal spikes, especially during the recent turmoil. We are also able to document downward spirals between funding liquidity risk and market liquidity.
doi:10.2139/ssrn.1645261 fatcat:mw53fs5hrzbo3jcfjqnrjv42la