- 1 February 2019
- OCCASIONAL PAPER SERIES - No. 218Availability of high-quality liquid assets and monetary policy operations: an analysis for the euro areaDetails
- This paper provides an overview of supply and demand factors influencing the availability of euro-denominated debt instruments that qualify as high-quality liquid assets (HQLA) in the euro area. The paper estimates the supply of HQLA issued by the public and private sectors as well as the aggregated impact of Eurosystem monetary policy operations on the amount and composition of HQLA held by banks and other economic agents. An assessment of the main demand factors is also presented. Finally, the paper provides some insights into the interaction with and implications for the Eurosystem monetary policy implementation framework in the longer run.
- JEL Code
- D41 : Microeconomics→Market Structure and Pricing→Perfect Competition
E58 : Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics→Monetary Policy, Central Banking, and the Supply of Money and Credit→Central Banks and Their Policies
G1 : Financial Economics→General Financial Markets
G28 : Financial Economics→Financial Institutions and Services→Government Policy and Regulation