End of the sovereign-bank doom loop in the European Union? The Bank Recovery and Resolution Directive

  title={End of the sovereign-bank doom loop in the European Union? The Bank Recovery and Resolution Directive},
  author={Giovanni Covi and Ulrich Eydam},
  journal={Journal of Evolutionary Economics},
  • G. Covi, U. Eydam
  • Published 1 January 2020
  • Economics
  • Journal of Evolutionary Economics
In this paper we examine the relationship between the default risk of banks and sovereigns, i.e. the ‘doom-loop’. Specifically, we try to assess the effectiveness of the implementation of the new recovery and resolution framework in the European Union. We use a panel with daily data on European banks and sovereigns ranging from 2012 to 2016 in order to test the effects of the Bank Recovery and Resolution Directive on the two-way feedback process. We find that there was a pronounced feedback… 
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