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More on the impact of US macroeconomic announcements: Evidence from French and German stock markets' volatility

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  • Aymen Belgacem

    () (LEO - Université d''Orléans)

  • Amine Lahiani

    () (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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  • Aymen Belgacem & Amine Lahiani, 2012. "More on the impact of US macroeconomic announcements: Evidence from French and German stock markets' volatility," Economics Bulletin, AccessEcon, vol. 32(2), pages 1509-1526.
  • Handle: RePEc:ebl:ecbull:eb-12-00138
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    1. Aymen Belgacem & Anna Creti & Khaled Guesmi & Amine Lahiani, 2015. "Volatility spillovers and macroeconomic announcements: evidence from crude oil markets," Applied Economics, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 47(28), pages 2974-2984, June.
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    3. Ben Omrane, Walid & Hussain, Syed Mujahid, 2016. "Foreign news and the structure of co-movement in European equity markets: An intraday analysis," Research in International Business and Finance, Elsevier, pages 572-582.

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    Keywords

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

    JEL classification:

    • G1 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets
    • C5 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric Modeling

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