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The Sources of Volatility Transmission in the Euro Area Money Market: From Longer Maturities to the Overnight?




This note investigates the transmission of volatility from longer maturities to the overnight segment of the Euro area money market. I use non-parametric estimates of the daily variance of swap rates to test for block exogeneity with respect to the overnight. The results suggest that there exists transmission of volatility shocks from the 1-year swap rate to the overnight market. The reform of the operational framework of March 2004 has improved the segmentation of the market, as it has insulated the overnight segment from spillovers in volatility stemming from swap rates up to 6 months of maturity.

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  • Zagaglia, Paolo, 2008. "The Sources of Volatility Transmission in the Euro Area Money Market: From Longer Maturities to the Overnight?," Research Papers in Economics 2008:5, Stockholm University, Department of Economics.
  • Handle: RePEc:hhs:sunrpe:2008_0005

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    1. Hernandis, Lucía & Torró, Hipòlit, 2013. "The information content of Eonia swap rates before and during the financial crisis," Journal of Banking & Finance, Elsevier, vol. 37(12), pages 5316-5328.

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    Money Market; High-Frequency Data; Granger Causality;

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    • C22 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Single Equation Models; Single Variables - - - Time-Series Models; Dynamic Quantile Regressions; Dynamic Treatment Effect Models; Diffusion Processes
    • E58 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Monetary Policy, Central Banking, and the Supply of Money and Credit - - - Central Banks and Their Policies

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