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Beirne, John, Renzhi, Nuobu and Volz, Ulrich (2021) 'Feeling the Heat: Climate Risks and the Cost of Sovereign Borrowing.' International Review of Economics & Finance, 76. pp. 920-936.

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Abstract

This paper empirically examines the link between the cost of sovereign borrowing and climate risk for 40 advanced and emerging economies. We find that vulnerability to the direct effects of climate change matters substantially more for sovereign borrowing costs than climate risk resilience. Moreover, the magnitude of the effect on bond yields is progressively higher for countries deemed highly vulnerable to climate change. Finally, a set of panel structural VAR models indicate that the reaction of bond yields to climate risk shocks become permanent after around 18 quarters, with high risk economies experiencing the largest permanent effects on yields.

Item Type: Journal Article
SOAS Departments & Centres: Departments and Subunits > Department of Economics
School Research Centres > Centre for Sustainable Finance
ISSN: 10590560
DOI (Digital Object Identifier): https://doi.org/10.1016/j.iref.2021.06.019
Date Deposited: 01 Feb 2022 20:07
URI: https://eprints.soas.ac.uk/id/eprint/36589
Funders: Other

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