Trebesch, Christoph, Zettelmeyer, Jeromin, (2016), “ECB interventions in distressed sovereign debt markets: The case of Greek bonds”, IMF, November
We study central bank interventions in times of severe distress (mid-2010), using a unique bond-level dataset of ECB purchases of Greek sovereign debt. ECB bond buying had a large impact on the price of short and medium maturity bonds, resulting in a remarkable “twist” of the Greek yield curve. However, the effects were limited to those sovereign bonds actually bought. We find little evidence for positive effects on market quality, or spillovers to close substitute bonds, CDS markets, or corporate bonds. The interventions thus had strong but “local” effects only, consistent with theories of segmented bond markets.
- Monokroussos, Platon, D. Thomakos, Dimitrios, A. Alexopoulos, Thomas, (2016), “The Determinants of Loan Loss Provisions: An Analysis of the Greek Banking System in Light of the Sovereign Debt Crisis”, LSE Hellenic Observatory GreeSE Paper No.104, November
- Gaballo, Gaetano, Zetlin-Jones, Ariel, (2016), “Bailouts, Moral Hazard and Banks’ Home Bias for Sovereign Debt“, ESM Working Paper Series, July