Sovereign bond market dependencies and crisis transmission around the Eurozone debt crisis : a dynamic copula approach
Title: Sovereign bond market dependencies and crisis transmission around the Eurozone debt crisis : a dynamic copula approach
Citation: Applied economics, 2018, Vol. 50, No. 47, pp. 5029-5047
ISSN: 0003-6846; 1466-4283
We examine the dependency between the European government bond markets around the recent sovereign debt crisis. A dynamic copula approach is used to model the time-varying dependence structure of those government bond markets, evaluate the nature and strength of their dependencies over time, and gauge the transmission of the crisis shocks. Our results can be summarized as follows: i) the eurozone sovereign bond markets under consideration have a significant and positive dependence with the Greek and the EMU benchmark sovereign bond markets ii) the dynamic-BB7 copula function best describes the dependence structure between these sovereign bond markets and provides evidence of asymmetric tail dependence iii) the conditional probability of crisis transmission from Greece to other eurozone countries is higher than the other way around and iv) Greece is the most vulnerable country when the eurozone entered into the sovereign debt crisis.
Subject: Sovereign debt crisis; Government bonds; Dynamic copulas; Stochastic dependence; C58; E44; G12; H63; Financial crisis; Stock-market; Yield spreads; Contagion; Models; Risk; Channels
Published online: 09 May 2018
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