A Market Based Composite Political Risk Indicator for the International Banking Industry

25 Pages Posted: 26 Nov 2010

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John L. Simpson

Curtin University - Centre for Research in Applied Economics

Date Written: March 15, 2010

Abstract

The purpose of this paper is to test an international bank market pricing model, hypothesized to arrive at new indicator of pure composite political risk for country banking sectors. The motivation is that current political risk ratings (rating social, legal and cultural factors that impact political environments in countries) are largely subjectively quantified and are not frequently published. Political risk has not been a focus in media commentary to date on the global economic and financial spillovers of 2008/2009. An international capital asset pricing model for a banking system is useful as long as systemic interdependence, the degree of global integration, and country size and wealth can be controlled for as well as the impact on a country banking system of that country’s stock market. The selected sample contains examples of country banking systems in developed and developing countries. The policy implications of the paper are that investors in banking portfolios, trade and investment policy formulators as well as banking regulators should be aware that it is possible that pure political risk indicators may be obtained as a daily management tool rather than monthly, from an analysis of international stock and banking market generated data.

Keywords: political risk, market model, risks scores, economic and financial risk

JEL Classification: F36

Suggested Citation

Simpson, John L., A Market Based Composite Political Risk Indicator for the International Banking Industry (March 15, 2010). CRAE Research Paper No. 201008. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1715236 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1715236

John L. Simpson (Contact Author)

Curtin University - Centre for Research in Applied Economics ( email )

GPO Box U1987
Perth, Western Australia 6845
Australia

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