Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/208337
Authors: 
Jung, Alexander
Uhlig, Harald
Year of Publication: 
2019
Series/Report no.: 
ECB Working Paper No. 2303
Abstract: 
Based on high frequency identification and other econometric tools, we find that monetary policy shocks had a significant impact on the health of euro area banks. Information effects, which made the private sector more pessimistic about future prospects of the economy and the profitability of the banking sector, were strongly present in the post-crisis period. We show that ECB communications at the press conference were crucial for the market response and that bank health benefitted from surprises, which steepened the yield curve. We find that the effects of monetary policy shocks on banks displayed some persistence. Other bank characteristics, in particular bank size, leverage and NPL ratios, amplified the impact of monetary policy shocks on banks. After the OMT announcement, we detect that the response of bank stocks to monetary policy shocks normalised. We discover that, in the post-crisis episode, Fed monetary policy shocks influenced euro area bank stock valuations.
Subjects: 
high-frequency identification
panel of individual banks
local projections
information effects
JEL: 
E40
E52
G14
G21
Persistent Identifier of the first edition: 
ISBN: 
978-92-899-3565-4
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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