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  • Aymen Belgacem

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    (LEO - Université d''Orléans)

  • Amine Lahiani

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    (LEO-Université d''Orléans & ESC Rennes School of Business)

Abstract

This paper investigates the impact of US scheduled macroeconomic announcements on the domestic, the French and the German market, respectively using an augmented version of the multivariate DCC-GARCH model. Our setting allows to separate the direct effect (common response), from the indirect effect (volatility transmission) of the US macroeconomic announcements on the two European markets. Empirical results show evidence of a direct reaction of French and German investors to some common as well as specific US macroeconomic news. More interestingly, a significant bidirectional volatility spillover after the release of some macroeconomic news is found to be apparent, either between the US and German markets or between the US and French markets, although the French market shows a more sensitivity to US macroeconomic surprises than the German market. These findings suggest a stronger integration of the US stock market with the French market rather than with the German market.

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Article provided by AccessEcon in its journal Economics Bulletin.

Volume (Year): 32 (2012)
Issue (Month): 2 ()
Pages: 1509-1526

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Handle: RePEc:ebl:ecbull:eb-12-00138

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Keywords: Stock Prices; Macroeconomic Announcements; Volatility Spillovers; Market integration.;

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  1. Aymen Belgacem & Anna Creti & Khaled Guesmi & Amine Lahiani, 2014. "Volatility spillovers and macroeconomic announcements evidence from crude oil markets," Working Papers 2014-050, Department of Research, Ipag Business School.

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