How Effective Were the Federal Reserve Emergency Liquidity Facilities? Evidence from the Asset‐Backed Commercial Paper Money Market Mutual Fund Liquidity Facility

  • Author(s): BURCU DUYGAN‐BUMP, PATRICK PARKINSON, ERIC ROSENGREN, GUSTAVO A. SUAREZ, PAUL WILLEN
  • Published: Mar 07, 2013
  • Pages: 715-737
  • DOI: 10.1111/jofi.12011

ABSTRACT

The events following Lehman's failure in 2008 and the current turmoil emanating from Europe highlight the structural vulnerabilities of short‐term credit markets and the role of central banks as back‐stop liquidity providers. The Federal Reserve's response to financial disruptions in the United States importantly included the creation of liquidity facilities. Using a differences‐in‐differences approach, we evaluate one of the most unusual of these interventions—the Asset‐Backed Commercial Paper Money Market Mutual Fund Liquidity Facility. We find that this facility helped stabilize asset outflows from money market funds and reduced asset‐backed commercial paper yields significantly.

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