On the Impact of Fundamentals, Liquidity and Coordination on Market Stability
34 Pages Posted: 25 Jul 2007
Date Written: January 2007
Complex interactions between fundamentals and liquidity during unstable periods in financial markets are succinctly modeled with coordination games. We propose a flexible framework to estimate such a model and use the efficient method of moments as estimation procedure. We illustrate the model by using exchange rates from the yen-dollar carry trade induced uncertainty in 1998, interest rate spreads and global market volatility. The model fits the data well, with evidence of low information disparities, the market is generally very deep, where global volatility is more important than fundamental uncertainty in the determination of liquidity. There is clear evidence of asymmetry between the buy and sell sides of the market.
Keywords: Carry trades, currency crises, efficient method of moments, global games
JEL Classification: C22, C51, F31, G15
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