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Has the Crisis Affected the Behavior of the Rating Agencies? Panel Evidence from the Eurozone

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  • Periklis Boumparis

    () (Department of Economics, University of Macedonia, Greece)

  • Costas Milas

    () (Department of Economics, University of Liverpool, UK; The Rimini Centre for Economic Analysis, Italy)

  • Theodore Panagiotidis

    () (Department of Economics, University of Macedonia, Greece; The Rimini Centre for Economic Analysis, Italy)

Abstract

We examine the determinants of credit ratings for the Eurozone countries over the period 2002-2013 within a panel framework that allows for cross-sectional dependence. We find that government debt and the cumulative current account exert a stronger impact on ratings post-2008 compared to the period before.

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  • Periklis Boumparis & Costas Milas & Theodore Panagiotidis, 2015. "Has the Crisis Affected the Behavior of the Rating Agencies? Panel Evidence from the Eurozone," Working Paper series 15-30, Rimini Centre for Economic Analysis.
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    1. Reusens, Peter & Croux, Christophe, 2017. "Sovereign credit rating determinants: A comparison before and after the European debt crisis," Journal of Banking & Finance, Elsevier, vol. 77(C), pages 108-121.
    2. De Santis, Roberto A. & Stein, Michael, 2016. "Correlation changes between the risk-free rate and sovereign yields of euro area countries," Working Paper Series 1979, European Central Bank.
    3. repec:eee:quaeco:v:66:y:2017:i:c:p:1-12 is not listed on IDEAS
    4. Boumparis, Periklis & Milas, Costas & Panagiotidis, Theodore, 2017. "Economic policy uncertainty and sovereign credit rating decisions: Panel quantile evidence for the Eurozone," Journal of International Money and Finance, Elsevier, vol. 79(C), pages 39-71.
    5. Su, Liangjun & Zhang, Yonghui & Wei, Jie, 2016. "A practical test for strict exogeneity in linear panel data models with fixed effects," Economics Letters, Elsevier, vol. 147(C), pages 27-31.
    6. Walter Kraemer & Simon Neumärker, 2016. "Comparing Default Predictions in the Rating Industry for Different Sets of Obligors," CESifo Working Paper Series 5768, CESifo Group Munich.
    7. Ben Hmiden, Oussama & Ben Cheikh, Nidhaleddine, 2016. "Debt-threshold effect in sovereign credit ratings: New evidence from nonlinear panel smooth transition models," Finance Research Letters, Elsevier, vol. 19(C), pages 273-278.
    8. Krämer, Walter & Neumärker, Simon, 2016. "Comparing the accuracy of default predictions in the rating industry for different sets of obligors," Economics Letters, Elsevier, vol. 145(C), pages 48-51.

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    • C5 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric Modeling
    • C13 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General - - - Estimation: General
    • F3 - International Economics - - International Finance

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