Measuring and Allocating Systemic Risk
22 Pages Posted: 29 Dec 2013 Last revised: 26 Jul 2014
Date Written: July 2014
This paper develops a framework for measuring, allocating and managing systemic risk. SystRisk, our measure of total systemic risk, captures the a priori cost to society for providing tail-risk insurance to the financial system. Our allocation principle distributes the total systemic risk among individual institutions according to their size-shifted marginal contributions. To describe economic shocks and systemic feedback effects we propose a reduced form stochastic model that can be calibrated to historical data. We also discuss systemic risk limits, systemic risk charges and a cap and trade system for systemic risk.
Keywords: Systemic risk measure, systemic risk allocation, feedback effects, shadow prices, systemic risk limits, systemic risk charges, cap and trade
JEL Classification: G01, G28
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By Anna Cieslak