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Dynamic co-movements of stock market returns, implied volatility and policy uncertainty

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  • Antonakakis, Nikolaos
  • Chatziantoniou, Ioannis
  • Filis, George

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We examine time-varying correlations among stock market returns, implied volatility and policy uncertainty. Our findings suggest that correlations are indeed time-varying and sensitive to oil demand shocks and US recessions.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Economics Letters.

Volume (Year): 120 (2013)
Issue (Month): 1 ()
Pages: 87-92

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Handle: RePEc:eee:ecolet:v:120:y:2013:i:1:p:87-92

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Keywords: Policy uncertainty; Dynamic correlation; Stock market return; Implied volatility; Oil price shock;

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Cited by:
  1. Nikolaos Antonakakis & Ioannis Chatziantoniou & George Filis, 2014. "Dynamic Spillovers of Oil Price Shocks and Policy Uncertainty," Department of Economics Working Papers wuwp166, Vienna University of Economics, Department of Economics.
  2. Ermi̇şoğlu, Ergun & Kanik, Bi̇rol, 2013. "Türkiye Ekonomik Politika Belirsizliği Endeksi
    [Turkish Economic Policy Uncertainty Index]
    ," MPRA Paper 49920, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  3. Wensheng Kang & Ronald A. Ratti, 2014. "Policy Uncertainty in China, Oil Shocks and Stock Returns," CAMA Working Papers 2014-32, Centre for Applied Macroeconomic Analysis, Crawford School of Public Policy, The Australian National University.

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