Coupling direction of the European Banking and Insurance sectors using inter-system recurrence networks | Dr. Peter Martey Addo

Coupling direction of the European Banking and Insurance sectors using inter-system recurrence networks

Abstract

Modern financial systems exhibit a high degree of interdependence making it difficult in predicting. This has raise concerns on the correct identification of coupling direction in financial sectors of the economy. This study explores a “two-way” risk connection between the European banking and insurance sector based on geometrical closeness of observations. Specifically, the study looks at the inter-system recurrence networks in tracing dynamical transitions and detecting coupling direction between these sectors. The overall results shows that the banking sector is central in risk transmission compared to the insurance sector. A comprehensive discussion of the feasibility and relevance of the approach in studying systemic risk is provided.

Publication
SYRTO WORKING PAPER SERIES, Working paper n. 16 | 2015
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Peter Martey Addo
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