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Market reactions to the ECB’s Comprehensive Assessment

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  • Sahin, Cenkhan
  • de Haan, Jakob

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Using an event study approach, we examine financial markets’ reactions to the publication of the ECB’s Comprehensive Assessment of banks in the euro area. Our results suggest that banks’ stock market prices and CDS spreads generally showed no reaction.

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  • Sahin, Cenkhan & de Haan, Jakob, 2016. "Market reactions to the ECB’s Comprehensive Assessment," Economics Letters, Elsevier, vol. 140(C), pages 1-5.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:ecolet:v:140:y:2016:i:c:p:1-5
    DOI: 10.1016/j.econlet.2015.12.011
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    1. Arnould, Guillaume & Dehmej, Salim, 2016. "Is the European banking system robust? An evaluation through the lens of the ECB׳s Comprehensive Assessment," International Economics, Elsevier, vol. 147(C), pages 126-144.
    2. repec:eee:finsta:v:32:y:2017:i:c:p:86-98 is not listed on IDEAS
    3. Carboni, Marika & Fiordelisi, Franco & Ricci, Ornella & Lopes, Francesco Saverio Stentella, 2017. "Surprised or not surprised? The investors’ reaction to the comprehensive assessment preceding the launch of the banking union," Journal of Banking & Finance, Elsevier, vol. 74(C), pages 122-132.

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    Keywords

    ECB Comprehensive Assessment; Stress tests; Bank equity returns; CDS spreads;

    JEL classification:

    • G21 - Financial Economics - - Financial Institutions and Services - - - Banks; Other Depository Institutions; Micro Finance Institutions; Mortgages
    • G28 - Financial Economics - - Financial Institutions and Services - - - Government Policy and Regulation

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