PRICING SOVEREIGN BOND RISK IN THE EUROPEAN MONETARY UNION AREA: AN EMPIRICAL INVESTIGATION
Michael Arghyrou () and
Alexandros Kontonikas ()
International Journal of Finance & Economics, 2014, vol. 19, issue 1, 49-56
ABSTRACT We use a panel of 10 euro area countries to assess the determinants of long‐term sovereign bond yield spreads over the period 1999.01–2010.11. We find that government bond yield spreads are well explained by fiscal fundamentals over the crisis period. We also find that the menu of risk factors priced by markets has been significantly enriched since March 2009, including international risk, liquidity risk and the risk of the crisis' transmission among European Monetary Union member states. Finally, we find that transmission risk has increased considerably since spring 2009 because of rapidly increasing risk of investing in periphery bonds relative to core ones. Copyright © 2013 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
References: Add references at CitEc
Citations: View citations in EconPapers (16) Track citations by RSS feed
Downloads: (external link)
This item may be available elsewhere in EconPapers: Search for items with the same title.
Export reference: BibTeX
RIS (EndNote, ProCite, RefMan)
Persistent link: https://EconPapers.repec.org/RePEc:wly:ijfiec:v:19:y:2014:i:1:p:49-56
Ordering information: This journal article can be ordered from
http://jws-edcv.wile ... PRINT_ISSN=1076-9307
Access Statistics for this article
International Journal of Finance & Economics is currently edited by Mark P. Taylor, Keith Cuthbertson and Michael P. Dooley
More articles in International Journal of Finance & Economics from John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
Bibliographic data for series maintained by Wiley Content Delivery ().