Quantifying systemic risk in the European banking sector. A multidimensional approach

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QUANTIFYING SYSTEMIC RISK IN THE EUROPEAN BANKING SECTOR. A MULTIDIMENSIONAL APPROACH The recent major changes in national economies have led to a repositioning of priorities, influenced by the intensity of negative effects, the nature of errors and the deterioration level of financial structures.


Systemic risk is the ultimate threat, its sources are varied and the propagation mechanisms involve major imbalances. The financial banking domain supports the present research, a choice motivated by the imperative of identifying potential risk-carrying factors in order to deeply analyse their impact and raise mechanisms for an efficient calibration of financial exposure levels. A major breakup within the banking sector, initially designed to serve the real economy generates severe imbalances with long-term implications for the whole financial industry and potential destructive nature for the economic environment. The preference for this topic is justified by its actuality and utmost importance for the European banking, financial community and the entire economic arena. Banks’ policies and strategies, new products, technologies and services, competition policies and the competitive environment provide space for risk’s rise. In addition, the increased level of financial integration and the globalization ties facilitate the appearance of new contagion channels, as previous banking experiences and worldwide tensions show. Mapping the current needs of the global economy means to identify risks and quantify their effects. ...
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