Sovereign Ceilings "Lite"? The Impact of Sovereign Ratings on Corporate Ratings
Kevin Cowan and
Patricio Valenzuela ()
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Eduardo Borensztein: Inter-American Development Bank
Kevin Cowan: Central Bank of Chile
Working Papers from University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School, Weiss Center
Although credit rating agencies have gradually moved away from a policy of never rating a corporation above the sovereign (the 'sovereign ceiling'), it appears that sovereign credit ratings remain a significant determinant of corporate credit ratings. We examine this link using data for advanced and emerging economies over the period of 1995-2009. Our main result is that a sovereign ceiling continues to affect the rating of corporations. This effect is robust to a broad range of alternative specifications.
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Journal Article: Sovereign ceilings “lite”? The impact of sovereign ratings on corporate ratings (2013)
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