【Macro/Finance webinar】Asset Safety Versus Asset Liquidity

  • 研討會日期 : 2021-09-10
  • 時間 : 09:00
  • 主講人 : Professor Athanasios Geromichalos
  • 地點 : online
  • 演講者簡介 : Professor Geromichalos received his Ph.D. in Economics from University of Pennsylvania in 2009. He is currently an Associate Professor at the University of California, Davis. His research interests are Macroeconomics, Monetary Theory, and Search Theory.
  • 演講摘要 : Many economists take as given that safer assets will be more liquid, and some have practically used “safe” and “liquid” as synonyms. But these terms are not synonyms, and mixing them up can lead to confusion and wrong policy recommendations. We build a multi-asset model where an asset’s safety and liquidity are well-defined and distinct, and examine their relationship in general equilibrium. We show that the common belief that “safety implies liquidity” is generally justified, but also identify conditions under which this relationship can be reversed. We then use our model to rationalize several safety-liquidity reversals observed in the data.