Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/153996
Authors: 
Louzis, Dimitrios
Vouldis, Angelos
Year of Publication: 
2013
Series/Report no.: 
ECB Working Paper 1563
Abstract: 
The paper develops a financial systemic stress index (FSSI) for Greece. We present a methodology for constructing and evaluating a systemic stress index which: i) adopts the suggestion of Hollo et al. (2012) [Hollo, Kremer, and Lo Duca (2012) “CISS – A Composite Indicator of Systemic Stress in the Financial System” ECB Working Paper 1426] to incorporate time-varying correlations between different market segments, and uses a multivariate GARCH approach which is able to capture abrupt changes in correlations; ii) utilizes both market and balance sheet data; and iii) evaluates the FSSI utilizing the results of a survey, conducted among financial experts, in order to construct a benchmark chronology of financial crises for Greece, which in turn is used to investigate whether changes in the FSSI are good indicators for financial crises. The results show that the FSSI is able to provide a precise periodization of crises.
Subjects: 
financial crisis
multivariate GARCH
stress index
systemic stress
JEL: 
G01
G10
G20
E44
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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