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Risk Economics, Inc. presented at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York Liquidity Conference

David K.A. Mordecai presented Asset Prices and Liquidity in an Exchange Economy, a Practitioner’s View at the Liquidity Conference sponsored jointly by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York and the Bendheim Center for Finance, Princeton University held on October 6-7th 2005, at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, NYC. The other panel participants were Ricardo Lagos, Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis and New York University, and Nobuhiro Kiyotaki, London School of Economics.

Liquidity is essential for the working of financial markets but can dry up periodically, posing the risk of a financial crisis. To avoid a crisis, a comprehensive understanding of the forces that affect liquidity is needed. There are multiple facets to liquidity. The macroeconomic, corporate finance, and banking literatures approach liquidity as ease of accessing funds (“funding liquidity”), while researchers specializing in market microstructure focus on the ease of trading assets (“market liquidity”).  This conference aimed to bridge the gap between different liquidity concepts and to stimulate an exchange among researchers working on different aspects of liquidity. To highlight the practical relevance of the papers, a practitioner or regulator as well as an academic discussed each paper that was presented.

October 8th 2005, New York NY.

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