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An index of financial market stress for the United Kingdom

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  • Shaen Corbet
  • Cian Twomey

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We construct and develop a new financial market stress index using twenty-three headline U.K. financial data series. A logistic regression framework provides a parsimonious representation of financial market stress in the U.K. based on the market dynamics around the time of Bank of England crisis-alleviating economic interventions. Our results present clear evidence that the Bank of England’s swift and decisive actions stemmed financial market stress as measured by the stress index.

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  • Shaen Corbet & Cian Twomey, 2014. "An index of financial market stress for the United Kingdom," Economics and Business Letters, Oviedo University Press, vol. 3(2), pages 127-133.
  • Handle: RePEc:ove:journl:aid:10384
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    2. C. Glocker & G. Sestieri & P. Towbin, 2017. "Time-varying fiscal spending multipliers in the UK," Working papers 643, Banque de France.
    3. repec:eee:jocoma:v:7:y:2017:i:c:p:1-14 is not listed on IDEAS

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