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Credit ratings and cross-border bond market spillovers

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  • Böninghausen, Benjamin
  • Zabel, Michael

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This paper studies spillovers across sovereign debt markets in the wake of sovereign rating changes. We compile an extensive dataset covering all announcements by the three major agencies (Standard & Poor JEL Classification: G15, F36

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  • Böninghausen, Benjamin & Zabel, Michael, 2015. "Credit ratings and cross-border bond market spillovers," Working Paper Series 1831, European Central Bank.
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    credit rating agencies; cross-border spillover effects; international financial integration; Sovereign debt market;
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    JEL classification:

    • G15 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - International Financial Markets
    • F36 - International Economics - - International Finance - - - Financial Aspects of Economic Integration

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