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How Far Do Shocks Move Across Borders? Examining Volatility Transmission in Major Agricultural Futures Markets

  • Manuel A. Hernández
  • Raúl Ibarra-Ramírez
  • Danilo R. Trupkin

This paper examines the level of interdependence and volatility transmission in global agricultural futures markets. We follow a multivariate GARCH approach to explore the dynamics and cross-dynamics of volatility across major exchanges of corn, wheat, and soybeans between the United States, Europe, and Asia. We account for the potential bias that may arise when considering exchanges with different closing times. The results indicate that agricultural markets are highly interrelated and there are both own- and cross- volatility spillovers and dependence among most of the exchanges. The results also show the major role Chicago plays in terms of spillover effects over the other markets, particularly for corn and wheat. Additionally, the level of interdependence between exchanges has only increased in recent years for some of the commodities.

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Paper provided by Banco de México in its series Working Papers with number 2011-15.

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Date of creation: Dec 2011
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