Systemic Risk in Financial Networks: A Survey
49 Pages Posted: 24 Aug 2020 Last revised: 26 Mar 2021
Date Written: July 15, 2020
We provide an overview of the relationship between financial networks and systemic risk. We present a taxonomy of different types of systemic risk, differentiating between direct externalities between financial organizations (e.g., defaults, correlated portfolios and firesales), and perceptions and feedback effects (e.g., bank runs, credit freezes). We also discuss optimal regulation and bailouts, measurements of systemic risk and financial centrality, choices by banks' regarding their portfolios and partnerships, and the changing nature of financial networks.
Keywords: Financial Networks, Markets, Systemic Risk, Financial Crises, Correlated Portfolios, Networks, Banks, Default Risk, Credit Freeze, Bank Runs, Shadow Banking, Supply Chains, Compression, Financial Bubbles
JEL Classification: D85, F15, F34, F36, F65, G15, G32, G33, G38
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