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Transmission Channels of Systemic Risk and Contagion in the European Financial Network

Paltalidis, N.; Gounopoulos, D.; Kizys, R.; Koutelidakis, Y.

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Authors

D. Gounopoulos

R. Kizys

Y. Koutelidakis



Abstract

We investigate systemic risk and how financial contagion propagates within the euro area banking system by employing the Maximum Entropy method. The study captures multiple snapshots of a dynamic financial network and uses counterfactual simulations to propagate shocks emerging from three sources of systemic risk: interbank, asset price, and sovereign credit risk markets. As conditions deteriorate, these channels trigger severe direct and indirect losses and cascades of defaults, whilst the dominance of the sovereign credit risk channel amplifies, as the primary source of financial contagion in the banking network. Systemic risk within the northern euro area banking system is less apparent, while the southern euro area banking system is more prone and susceptible to bank failures provoked by financial contagion. By modelling the contagion path the results demonstrate that the euro area banking system insists to be markedly vulnerable and conducive to systemic risks.

Citation

Paltalidis, N., Gounopoulos, D., Kizys, R., & Koutelidakis, Y. (2015). Transmission Channels of Systemic Risk and Contagion in the European Financial Network. Journal of Banking and Finance, 61(1), S36-S52. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jbankfin.2015.03.021

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Mar 12, 2015
Online Publication Date Apr 28, 2015
Publication Date Dec 1, 2015
Deposit Date Oct 2, 2015
Publicly Available Date Oct 28, 2016
Journal Journal of Banking and Finance
Print ISSN 0378-4266
Publisher Elsevier
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 61
Issue 1
Pages S36-S52
DOI https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jbankfin.2015.03.021
Keywords Systemic Risk, Maximum Entropy, Interbank market, Financial network, Sovereign credit risk, European banks.
Public URL https://durham-repository.worktribe.com/output/1421651

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