This paper considers contemporaneous spillover effects between Germany and four peripheral European countries that were most affected by the European Debt Crisis, and provides evidence of bidirectional spillovers among these equity markets. We document that there is asymmetry and time variation in contemporaneous spillovers. Particularly, contemporaneous return spillovers from Germany to the peripheral equity markets is higher than the other way around. We show that European Debt Crisis led to a decrease in the contemporaneous spillover effects.
- Contemporaneous spillovers
- Financial crises
- Euro Area
Finta, M. A., Frijns, B., & Tourani-Rad, A. (2019). Time-varying contemporaneous spillovers during the European Debt Crisis. Empirical Economics, 57(2), 423-448. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00181-018-1480-1