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|کد مقاله||سال انتشار||مقاله انگلیسی||ترجمه فارسی||تعداد کلمات|
|23130||2005||21 صفحه PDF||سفارش دهید||8339 کلمه|
Publisher : Elsevier - Science Direct (الزویر - ساینس دایرکت)
Journal : Journal of Banking & Finance, Volume 29, Issue 12, December 2005, Pages 3099–3119
This paper looks at a relatively unresearched but important area in money and banking – namely the provision of currency by the Central Bank. One of the most important functions of Central Banking is the provision of liquidity to the economy. However, in fulfilling this function, Central Banks have to be prepared for unexpected money demand shocks as well as production, transportation and cost of capital constraints. The paper develops a dynamic cost minimizing note inventory model that solves for the Central Bank’s optimal note order size and frequency. As part of the modeling exercise a value at risk model is used to solve for an inventory “cushion.”
One of the most important functions undertaken by Central Banks is the provision of liquidity (or currency) to the economy. Shortage of currency supply might impose severe constraints on the real economy inducing an economic contraction. An oversupply, on the other hand, may have an inflationary effect. Recent experiences of under- or over-supply have been evident in many developed and emerging market countries.1 Moreover, Sargent and Velde (2002) document numerous historic episodes, of considerable economic impact, when the mix of denominations in the currency supply has been disrupted. Despite the importance of note (currency) supply (and its composition) to the economy the question of a Central Bank’s optimal control and inventory management of its note supply has gone largely unresearched. Indeed, a review of the literature suggests just a few papers that have either directly or indirectly addressed this topic. Baumol (1952) proposed a simple static bank note inventory model in a rational expectations economy and more recently Ladany (1997) has proposed a simple discrete dynamic programming model for the new note ordering policy for the Bank of Israel. While there are also some papers indirectly related to the question of bank note inventory and control, e.g., Boeschoten and Fase (1992) on bank note demand forecasts and Berger et al. (1996) on payment system risks, the literature in this area is sparse. While from the social welfare point of view the question of provision of notes to the economy is important, also of importance is the cost to the Central Bank of this provision or service. Indeed, an optimal note supply/inventory policy by a Central Bank would seek to meet the expected and unexpected demands for currency by the public/financial institutions at minimum cost. The focus on minimizing the cost was incorporated in the 1980 DIDMCA in the US. In general the Act requires the Federal Reserve Banks, when possible, to assess all operating costs as well as the imputed costs of capital and taxes that would be incurred by a profit-making firm. Since 2002, the Federal Reserve has made fundamental changes to the calculations used to set the imputed costs, Lopez et al. (2003). An important feature of the model developed in this paper is the introduction of a positive “cost of capital” for a Central Bank as well as note production and transportation costs. In this paper a dynamic programming model of inventory control is developed that fully takes into account the demand (both expected and unexpected) for bank notes as well as a number of real world constraints by assuming the Central Bank wishes to minimize its overall cost of note provision subject to meeting the economy’s liquidity needs. The model provides the periodic optimal note order quantities, note order frequencies and inventory levels that minimize the Central Bank’s costs of note provision subject to supply/demand for note constraints. An innovative feature of the model is the development of different approaches to determine an inventory “cushion” or reserves to account for the different inherited risks in banknote inventory management, e.g. unexpected fluctuations in note demand, risks of counterfeiting, production delays etc. With respect to the inventory cushion, we first, we develop a Value at Risk (VaR) type model to determine an inventory cushion to account for unexpected fluctuations in note demand.2 Secondly, use a stress testing approach to hedge Central Banks against events of localized counterfeit attacks (a Central Bank has to call back those notes in circulation and to replace them with new notes) and various risks form production, for example, delayed production due production breakdowns or delays. In Section 2 the underlying assumptions that enter into a dynamic model of Central Bank note management are discussed. Section 3 discusses the dynamic programming model and the algorithm used to solve the optimal control and management problem. Section 4 simulates the model using proprietary data provided by a major Central Bank. Section 5 is a summary and conclusion.
نتیجه گیری انگلیسی
This paper has examined a relatively unresearched area in liquidity provision, namely the management of a Central Banks currency or note inventory and the supply of notes to the public (banks and individuals). Any interference with the efficiency of note provision could have (and has had) an adverse effect on the real economy. At the same time Central Banks seek to undertake this task at the lowest possible cost – especially if they face a positive cost of capital. The novel contribution of this paper has been to develop a dynamic programming solution to the problem of minimizing the cost of note order size and order frequency while maintaining the Central Bank’s note inventories at levels that enable it to meet its liquidity provision function. The dynamic programming model sought to estimate the cost minimizing provision of different denomination notes under various constraints such as production, transportation and cost of capital constraints. In this context, the Central Bank’s optimal note ordering size and frequency were shown to vary as different shocks adversely impacted the Central Banks note supply to the public. These shocks included an unexpected increase (decrease) in the publics’ note demand, which was measured by a VaR model, and extreme events related to counterfeiting and production delays at bank note printers due to a shortage of substrate (bank-note paper). The model clearly demonstrated the need for Central Bank’s to build into their note inventories allowances for unexpected shocks to those demands, counterfeiting surprises and production delays. The end of period inventory of $20 note hits the reorder point, very close to the inventory cushion, more frequently than other denominations, its inventory cushion should account to these contingency factors. Thus, the Central Banks may need to differentiate among note denominations in planning their liquidity provision i.e., as Sargent and Velde (2002) argue they need to get their currency “mix” right. Finally, the results from the dynamic model differed substantially from those from a static inventory model – indicating simple rules of thumb, that ignore the above contingencies and shocks may result in unanticipated liquidity crises in the economy.