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How do financial institutions forecast sovereign spreads?

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  • Claeys, Peter
  • Cimadomo, Jacopo
  • Poplawski Ribeiro, Marcos

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This paper assesses how financial market participants form their expectations about future government bond spreads. Using monthly survey forecasts for France, Italy and the UK between January 1993 and December 2011, we test whether respondents consider the expected evolution of the fiscal balance JEL Classification: E62, G10, H30

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  • Claeys, Peter & Cimadomo, Jacopo & Poplawski Ribeiro, Marcos, 2014. "How do financial institutions forecast sovereign spreads?," Working Paper Series 1750, European Central Bank.
  • Handle: RePEc:ecb:ecbwps:20141750
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    Keywords

    Consensus Economics Forecast; market expectations; sovereign bond spreads; survey data;
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    JEL classification:

    • E62 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Macroeconomic Policy, Macroeconomic Aspects of Public Finance, and General Outlook - - - Fiscal Policy
    • G10 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - General (includes Measurement and Data)
    • H30 - Public Economics - - Fiscal Policies and Behavior of Economic Agents - - - General

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