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A Sovereign Risk Index for the Eurozone Based on Stochastic Dominance

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  • Elettra Agliardi

    () (Department of Economics, University of Bologna, Italy)

  • Mehmet Pinar

    () (Business School, Edge Hill University, UK)

  • Thanasis Stengos

    () (Department of Economics, University of Guelph, Canada)

Abstract

We propose a new method to assess sovereign risk index in Eurozone countries using an approach that relies on consistent tests for stochastic dominance efficiency. The test statistics and the estimators are computed using mixed integer programming methods. The ranking of countries is performed together with an analysis of fiscal and external trade risk.

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  • Elettra Agliardi & Mehmet Pinar & Thanasis Stengos, 2013. "A Sovereign Risk Index for the Eurozone Based on Stochastic Dominance," Working Paper series 58_13, Rimini Centre for Economic Analysis.
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    1. 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.

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    Keywords

    Nonparametric Stochastic Dominance; Mixed Integer Programming; Sovereign Risk; Eurozone;

    JEL classification:

    • C12 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General - - - Hypothesis Testing: General
    • C13 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General - - - Estimation: General
    • C14 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General - - - Semiparametric and Nonparametric Methods: General
    • C15 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General - - - Statistical Simulation Methods: General
    • G01 - Financial Economics - - General - - - Financial Crises

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