Asset Commonality, Debt Maturity and Systemic Risk

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dc.contributor.author ALLEN, Franklin
dc.contributor.author BABUS, Ana
dc.contributor.author CARLETTI, Elena
dc.date.accessioned 2011-03-08T09:54:09Z
dc.date.available 2011-03-08T09:54:09Z
dc.date.issued 2010
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1814/15980
dc.description.abstract We develop a model where financial institutions swap projects in order to diversify their individual risk. This can lead to two dfferent asset structures. In a clustered structure groups of financial institutions hold identical portfolios and default together. In an unclustered structure defaults are more dispersed. With long term finance welfare is the same in both structures. In contrast, when short term finance is used, the network structure matters. Upon the arrival of a signal about banks’ future defaults, investors update their expectations of bank solvency. If their expectations are low, they do not roll over the debt and all institutions are early liquidated. We compare investors’rollover decisions and welfare in the two asset structures. en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Wharton Financial Institutions Center en
dc.relation.ispartofseries 2010/30 en
dc.relation.uri http://fic.wharton.upenn.edu/fic/papers/10/10-30.pdf
dc.title Asset Commonality, Debt Maturity and Systemic Risk en
dc.type Working Paper en
dc.neeo.contributor ALLEN|Franklin|aut|
dc.neeo.contributor BABUS|Ana|aut|
dc.neeo.contributor CARLETTI|Elena|aut|EUI70001


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