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Effects of Economic Policy Uncertainty Shocks on the Long-Run US-UK Stock Market Correlation

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  • Hossein Asgharian

    () (Lund University)

  • Charlotte Christiansen

    () (Aarhus University and CREATES)

  • Rangan Gupta

    () (University of Pretoria)

  • Ai Jun Hou

    () (Stockholm University)

Abstract

We use the economic policy uncertainty indices of Baker, Bloom, and Davis (2016) in combination with the mixed data sampling (MIDAS) approach to investigate the US and UK stock market movements. The long-run US-UK stock market correlation depends positively on US economic policy uncertainty shocks. The US long-run stock market volatility depends significantly on the US economic policy uncertainty shocks but not on UK shocks while the UK depends significantly on both.

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  • Hossein Asgharian & Charlotte Christiansen & Rangan Gupta & Ai Jun Hou, 2016. "Effects of Economic Policy Uncertainty Shocks on the Long-Run US-UK Stock Market Correlation," CREATES Research Papers 2016-29, Department of Economics and Business Economics, Aarhus University.
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    Keywords

    Economic policy uncertainty index; mixed data sampling; stock market correlation; stock market volatility;

    JEL classification:

    • G11 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - Portfolio Choice; Investment Decisions
    • G15 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - International Financial Markets
    • G30 - Financial Economics - - Corporate Finance and Governance - - - General
    • 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

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