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Non-parametric quantile dependencies between volatility discontinuities and political risk

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  • Gkillas, Konstantinos
  • Boako, Gideon
  • Vortelinos, Dimitrios
  • Vasiliadis, Lavrentios

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In this paper, we investigate the non-parametric relation between political risk and Mexican financial markets. We focus on stock, foreign exchange, financial institutions bond, corporate bond and sovereign bond markets. We apply a quantile correlation approach between five categories of the most used political risk indicators and volatility discontinuities (jumps) in a pairwise comparison. Our findings suggest that dependencies of political risk factors with stock and foreign exchange markets appear to be generally positive, while those with financial institutions and corporate bonds are adverse.

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  • Gkillas, Konstantinos & Boako, Gideon & Vortelinos, Dimitrios & Vasiliadis, Lavrentios, 2020. "Non-parametric quantile dependencies between volatility discontinuities and political risk," Finance Research Letters, Elsevier, vol. 32(C).
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:finlet:v:32:y:2020:i:c:s1544612318303829
    DOI: 10.1016/j.frl.2018.12.022
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    Keywords

    Mexico; Political risk; Quantile correlation; Volatility jumps;
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    JEL classification:

    • G41 - Financial Economics - - Behavioral Finance - - - Role and Effects of Psychological, Emotional, Social, and Cognitive Factors on Decision Making in Financial Markets
    • G18 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - Government Policy and Regulation
    • C22 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Single Equation Models; Single Variables - - - Time-Series Models; Dynamic Quantile Regressions; Dynamic Treatment Effect Models; Diffusion Processes
    • C32 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Multiple or Simultaneous Equation Models; Multiple Variables - - - Time-Series Models; Dynamic Quantile Regressions; Dynamic Treatment Effect Models; Diffusion Processes; State Space Models
    • G15 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - International Financial Markets

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