The impact of asset price bubbles on liquidity risk measures from a financial institutions perspective
by Michael Jacobs Jr.
International Journal of Bonds and Derivatives (IJBD), Vol. 2, No. 2, 2016

Abstract: This study presents an analysis of the impact of asset price bubbles on a liquidity risk measure, the liquidity risk option premium ('LROP'). We present a styled model of asset price bubbles in continuous time, and perform a simulation experiment of a stochastic differential equation ('SDE') system for the asset value through a constant elasticity of variance ('CEV') process. Comparing bubble to non-bubble economies, it is shown that asset price bubbles may cause an firm's traditional risk measures, such as value-at-risk ('VaR') to decline, due to an increase in the right skewness of the value distribution, which results in the LROP to decline and therefore an underpricing of liquidity risk.

Online publication date: Sun, 19-Jun-2016

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