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Climate change which caused to dramatic economic impact is a key issue for the world in the 21st century. Using data for Portugal, Ireland, Italy and Spain (PIIGS) countries over the years 1990-2009, this study investigates the causal relationship from climate change to financial risk/stability via Hatemi-J asymmetric causality test that separates positive and negative shocks in analysis. As a result of this study, both positive and negative shocks existed for Ireland, causality from climate change to financial risk emerged for Spain in only negative shocks. In addition, the results showed that a positive shock in climate change cause a negative shock in financial stability. In the cases of Greece and Portugal none of the causal relationships cannot be proved.
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