Money Market Liquidity Under Currency Board – Empirical Investigations For Bulgaria (pp. 135-152)
Authors: Chobanov, Petar (University of National and World Economy Sofia) Nenovsky, Nikolay (University of National and World Economy Sofia and University of Orleans, France)
Abstract: Over the last years the efficiency and existence of an automatic adjustment mechanism of currency boards are in the centre of economic discussions. This study is intended to provide an empirical analysis of the volume and interest rate of unsecured overnight deposits at Bulgarian interbank market. Three empirical models are developed in order to explain the behaviour of demand, supply and interest rates. The impact of reserve requirements, operations connected with government budget, transactions in reserve currency (Euro) and some seasonal factors is discussed. The developments of interest rates and volumes are well captured by the employed variables and their statistically significant signs coincide with the theoretical literature.