Brown Bag Seminar: "Measuring the Climate Transition Risk Spillover"

Speaker:  Jerry Yang - Universidad Complutense de Madrid
  Tuesday, November 29, 2022 at 1:00 PM


Climate transition risk, the generated from the transition to a low-carbon economy due to changing policies, can have cross-border impacts. In this paper, we study the transition risk spillover among six major financial markets globally from 2013 to 2021. We evidence the transition risk spillover. We find that Canada and the US are main transition risk transmitters, and Europe and Japan are the main receivers of the transition risk. Such role of transmission could change over time and change according to different types of transition risk shocks. It takes around three weeks for transition risk to be fairly transmitted. On average, around 40% – 50% of local climate transition risk shocks comes from outside. The transition risk spillover is also affected by other factors. When the financial markets are more connected, the risk spillover is higher. A more tense geopolitical relationship could mean higher risk spillover. A more stringent local climate policy means lower risk received and higher risk given. We also find that a higher climate sentiment is associated with higher level of risk transmission.

Programme Director
Maurizio Malpede

Publication date
November 17, 2022