Sovereign Credit Default Swaps and the Macroeconomy

Yang Liu, Bruce Morley

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Abstract

The aim of this study is to determine whether the domestic interest rate or the exchange rate affect the sovereign credit default swaps. To date most studies on corporate CDS markets have emphasised the importance of domestic factors such as the interest rate. But with the sovereign CDS market, the international environment also needs to be incorporated into any analysis. Using a VAR and Granger non-causality tests, the results suggest that it is the exchange rate that has the most important effect on sovereign CDS markets, with domestic interest rates having only a marginal effect.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationBath, U. K.
PublisherDepartment of Economics, University of Bath
Publication statusPublished - 2011

Publication series

NameBath Economics Research Working Papers
No.03/11

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    Liu, Y., & Morley, B. (2011). Sovereign Credit Default Swaps and the Macroeconomy. (Bath Economics Research Working Papers; No. 03/11). Department of Economics, University of Bath.