How to Capture Macro-Financial Spillover Effects in Stress Tests?

Author/Editor:

Christian Schmieder ; Ferhan Salman ; Heiko Hesse

Publication Date:

June 12, 2014

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Summary:

One of the challenges of financial stability analysis and bank stress testing is how to establish scenarios with meaningful macro-financial linkages, i.e., taking into account spillover effects and other forms of contagion. We come up with an approach to simulate the potential impact of spillover effects based on the “traditional” design of macro-economic stress tests. Specifically, we examine spillover effects observed during the financial crisis and simulate their impact on banks’ liquidity and capital positions. The outcome suggests that spillover effects have a highly non-linear impact on bank soundness, both in terms of liquidity and solvency.

Series:

Working Paper No. 14/103

Subject(s):

English

Publication Date:

June 12, 2014

ISBN/ISSN:

9781498379083/1018-5941

Stock No:

WPIEA2014103

Price:

$18.00 (Academic Rate:$18.00)

Format:

Paper

Pages:

34

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