Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/162853
Authors: 
Boeing-Reicher, Claire A.
Boysen-Hogrefe, Jens
Year of Publication: 
2017
Series/Report no.: 
Kiel Working Paper 2086
Abstract: 
Recent calculations have suggested that the German federal government has saved roughly EUR 90-100 billion, cumulatively, due to low bond yields since the onset of the Euro crisis. In order to determine the contribution of the "flight to quality" to this sum, we define the flight to quality as a factor which has caused German bond yields and crisis country bond yields to move in opposite directions. Estimates show that only a small share is due to the flight to quality. Comparison with other approaches suggests that our factor approach is a promising way to look at the flight to quality.
Subjects: 
flight to quality
Euro crisis
bond yields
Germany
factor model
JEL: 
C32
C58
G12
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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