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Sovereign Spreads
			: Global Risk Aversion, Contagion or Fundamentals?

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Volume/Issue: 2010/120

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Miguel Segoviano Basurto , Carlos Caceres , and Vincenzo Guzzo

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 May 2010

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781455200795.001

ISBN: 9781455200795

Keywords: Sovereign spreads, contagion, market price of risk, probability, bond, bonds, bond yields, probabilities, Financial Markets and the Macroeconomy, General Financial Markets: General (includes Measurement and Data)

Over the past year, euro area sovereign spreads have exhibited an unprecedented degree of volatility. This paper explores how much of these large movements reflected shifts in (i) global risk aversion (ii) country-...