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Testing for Volatility Co-movement in Bivariate Stochastic Volatility Models

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  • Jinghui Chen

    (Yokohama National University, Japan)

  • Masahito Kobayashi

    ()

    (Yokohama National University, Japan)

  • Michael McAleer

    ()

    (National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan; Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands;Complutense University of Madrid, Spain; Yokohama National University, Japan)

The paper considers the problem of volatility co-movement, namely as to whether two nancial returns have perfectly correlated common volatility process, in the framework of multivariate stochastic volatility models and proposes a test which checks the volatility co-movement. The proposed test is a stochastic volatility version of the co-movement test proposed by Engle and Susmel (1993), who investigated whether international equity markets have volatility co-movement using the framework of the ARCH model. In empirical analysis we found that volatility co-movement exists among closelylinked stock markets and that volatility co-movement of the exchange rate markets tends to be found when the overall volatility level is low, which is contrasting to the often-cited nding in the nancial contagion literature that nancial returns have co-movement in the level during the nancial crisis.

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Date of creation: 13 Feb 2017
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