A mechanism for LIBOR

Coulter, Brian and Shapiro, Joel (2017) A mechanism for LIBOR. Working Paper.

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Abstract

The investigations into LIBOR have highlighted that it is subject to manipulation. We examine a new method for constructing LIBOR that produces an unbiased estimator of the true rate.
LIBOR itself is based solely on transactions. We allow for fines when a bank’s transaction is different than a comparison rate, which depends on the set of transactions and non-manipulated
rates elicited by a revealed preference mechanism. These non-manipulated rates will always be used in the fines, but transactions may not. We address how this approach applies to other financial benchmarks and how it works even in markets in which there are few transactions.

Item Type: Other Working Paper
Keywords: LIBOR, mechanism design, finance
Subject(s): Finance
Date Deposited: 25 Sep 2015 15:06
Last Modified: 14 Sep 2018 07:42
Funders: not applicable
URI: http://eureka.sbs.ox.ac.uk/id/eprint/5519

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