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Impact of the Credit Rating Revision on the Eurozone Stock Markets

Mohamed Ali Trabelsi () and Salma Hmida

MPRA Paper from University Library of Munich, Germany

Abstract: The contagion generated by the US subprime crisis and the European sovereign debt crisis that hit the Eurozone stock markets is still a highly debated subject. In this paper, we try to analyze the revision effect of the credit ratings of the Eurozone countries. To this end, we used a bivariate DCC-GARCH model to measure the extent of dynamic correlations between stock returns of our sample. Our results indicate that credit ratings revisions have a relatively limited effect on the dynamic correlations of the Eurozone stock markets.

Keywords: Financial contagion; European debt crisis; Dynamic conditional correlations (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: C22 G01 G15 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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Date: 2018, Revised 2018
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