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    Stephen Quinn, William Roberds, and Charles M. Kahn
    Policy Hub no. 1
    January 2020

    Should the Federal Open Market Committee set up a standing repo facility? Such a facility would allow banks to sell safe assets to the Fed with the assurance of subsequent repurchase. However, this idea is not new. The Bank of Amsterdam implemented a similar facility in 1683 and operated it for more than a century. The authors describe the Bank of Amsterdam's facility and what lessons it offers today's central banks. https://doi.org/10.29338/ph2020-01