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Impact of Monetary Policy on the Volatility of Stock Market in Pakistan


  • Qayyum, Abdul
  • Anwar, Saba


This paper addresses the linkages between the monetary policy and the stock market in Pakistan. The estimation technique employed includes Engle Granger two step procedure and the bivariate EGARCH method. The results indicate that any change in the monetary policy stance have a significant impact on the volatility of the stock market. Thus contributing to the ongoing debate in the monetary policy rule literature regarding the proactive and reactive approach.

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  • Qayyum, Abdul & Anwar, Saba, 2011. "Impact of Monetary Policy on the Volatility of Stock Market in Pakistan," MPRA Paper 31188, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  • Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:31188

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    1. Shahid Raza & M. Ali Kemal, 2017. "Daily Stock Market Movements: From the Lens of News and Events," Working Papers id:12188, eSocialSciences.
    2. Aliyu, Shehu Usman Rano, 2011. "Reactions of stock market to monetary policy shocks during the global financial crisis: the Nigerian case," MPRA Paper 35581, University Library of Munich, Germany, revised 28 Dec 2011.
    3. Shahid Raza & M. Ali Kemal, 2017. "Daily Stock Market Movements: From the Lens of News and Events," PIDE-Working Papers 2017:146, Pakistan Institute of Development Economics.
    4. Naurin, Abida & Qayyum, Abdul, 2016. "Impact of Oil Price and Its Volatility on CPI of Pakistan: Bivariate EGARCH Model," MPRA Paper 69774, University Library of Munich, Germany.

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    Interest Rate; Stock Market; Monetary Policy; EGARCH; Pakistan;

    JEL classification:

    • E43 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Money and Interest Rates - - - Interest Rates: Determination, Term Structure, and Effects
    • G12 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - Asset Pricing; Trading Volume; Bond Interest Rates

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