Gabrisch, Hubert and Orlowski, Lucjan T. and Pusch, Toralf (2012): Sovereign default Risk in the Euro-Periphery and the Euro-Candidate Countries.
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This study examines the key drivers of sovereign default risk in five euro area periphery countries and three euro-candidates that are currently pursuing independent monetary policies. We argue that the recent proliferation of sovereign risk premiums stems from both domestic and international sources. We focus on contagion effects of external financial crisis on sovereign risk premiums in these countries, arguing that the countries with weak fundamentals and fragile financial institutions are particularly vulnerable to such effects. The domestic fiscal vulnerabilities include: economic recession, less efficient government spending and a rising public debt. External ‘push’ factors entail increasing liquidity- and counter-party risks in international banking, as well as risk-hedging appetites of international investors embedded in local currency depreciation against the US Dollar. We develop a model capturing the internal and external determinants of sovereign risk premiums and test for the examined country groups. The results lead us to caution against premature fiscal consolidation in the aftermath of the global economic crisis, since such policy might actually worsen sovereign default risk. The model works well for the euro-periphery countries; it is less robust for the euro-candidates that upon a future euro adoption will have to pursue real economy growth oriented policies in order to mitigate a potential increase in sovereign default risk.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||Sovereign default Risk in the Euro-Periphery and the Euro-Candidate Countries|
|Keywords:||sovereign default risk, euro area, euro-candidate countries, public debt, liquidity risk, counter-party risk|
|Subjects:||E - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics > E4 - Money and Interest Rates > E43 - Interest Rates: Determination, Term Structure, and Effects
E - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics > E6 - Macroeconomic Policy, Macroeconomic Aspects of Public Finance, and General Outlook > E63 - Comparative or Joint Analysis of Fiscal and Monetary Policy ; Stabilization ; Treasury Policy
G - Financial Economics > G1 - General Financial Markets > G13 - Contingent Pricing ; Futures Pricing
|Depositing User:||Hubert Gabrisch|
|Date Deposited:||12. Sep 2012 12:59|
|Last Modified:||23. Aug 2015 11:55|
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