Systemic Stress in the EU under the COVID-19 Pandemic: the Impact of ECB Monetary Policy Decisions
Available Online 6 November 2020.
- https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.201105.070How to use a DOI?
- systemic stress, yield curve, ECB, quantitative easing, panel vector autoregression
- After the announcement of the COVID-19 pandemic the volatility in financial markets has increased significantly, which has caused the intensification of the systemic financial stress in the EU countries. European central bank (ECB) has taken several measures, including expanding asset purchase programs to mitigate the negative effects of the coronavirus crisis. The significant increase in asset purchases has stabilized financial markets, which returned to pre-crisis levels after a surge in volatility. This paper examines the impact of ECB extended quantitative easing on indicator of systemic financial stress in EU countries. The paper presents a panel vector autoregression (PVAR), which includes the indicator of systemic stress and the change in the balance sheet of the Eurosystem as the endogenous variables. The analysis has demonstrated that changes in the volume of asset purchases did not have a statistically significant effect on the indicator of systemic stress. However, these results can inevitably be considered only as preliminary, since a more detailed study requires a longer and more structured time series.
- Open Access
- This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license.
Cite this article
TY - CONF AU - O.R. Mukhametov PY - 2020 DA - 2020/11/06 TI - Systemic Stress in the EU under the COVID-19 Pandemic: the Impact of ECB Monetary Policy Decisions BT - Proceedings of the Research Technologies of Pandemic Coronavirus Impact (RTCOV 2020) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 388 EP - 396 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.201105.070 DO - https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.201105.070 ID - Mukhametov2020 ER -